Hsp90 inhibitor gedunin causes apoptosis in A549 lung cancer cells by disrupting Hsp90:Beclin-1:Bcl-2 interaction and downregulating autophagy


Hasan A., Haque E., Hameed R., Maier P. N. , Irfan S., Kamil M. , ...More

LIFE SCIENCES, vol.256, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 256
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.lfs.2020.118000
  • Title of Journal : LIFE SCIENCES

Abstract

Aims: Hsp90 is regarded as an important therapeutic target in cancer treatment. Client proteins of Hsp90 like Beclin-1, PI3K, and AKT, are associated with tumor development, poor prognosis, and resistance to cancer therapies. This study aims to analyze the role of Gedunin, an Hsp-90 inhibitor, in mediation of crosstalk between apoptosis and autophagy by targeting Beclin-1:Bc1-2 interaction, and ER stress.