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Stew in its Own Juice: Protein Homeostasis Machinery Inhibition Reduces Cell Viability in Multiple Myeloma Cell Lines

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Mariana B. de Oliveira, Luiz Felipe G. Sanson, Angela I. P. Eugenio, Rebecca S. S. Barbosa-Dantas and Gisele W. B. Colleoni*   Pages 1 - 8 ( 8 )

Abstract:


Multiple myeloma (MM) cells accumulate in the bone marrow and produce enormous quantities of immunoglobulins, causing endoplasmatic reticulum stress and activation of protein handling machinery, such as heat shock protein response, autophagy and unfolded protein response (UPR). We evaluated cell lines viability after treatment with bortezomib (B) in combination with HSP70 (VER-15508) and autophagy (SBI-0206965) or UPR (STF-083010) inhibitors. For RPMI-8226, after 72 hours of treatment with B+VER+STF or B+VER+SBI, we observed 15% of viable cells, but treatment with B alone was better (90% of cell death). For U266, treatment with B+VER+STF or with B+VER+SBI for 72 hours resulted in 20% of cell viability and both treatments were better than treatment with B alone (40% of cell death). After both triplet combinations, RPMI-8226 and U266 presented the overexpression of XBP-1 UPR protein, suggesting that it is acting as a compensatory mechanism, in an attempt of the cell to handle the otherwise lethal large amount of immunoglobulin overload. Our in vitro results provide additional evidence that combinations of protein homeostasis inhibitors might be explored as treatment options for MM.

Keywords:

multiple myeloma, proteasome, HSP70, autophagy, UPR

Affiliation:

Clinical and Experimental Oncology Department, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, UNIFESP, Clinical and Experimental Oncology Department, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, UNIFESP, Clinical and Experimental Oncology Department, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, UNIFESP, Clinical and Experimental Oncology Department, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, UNIFESP, Clinical and Experimental Oncology Department, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, UNIFESP



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