ABSTRACT: Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) has opposite biological activities in regulating apoptosis, also underlying molecular mechanisms are not clearly defined. We investigated HGF ability to inhibit cell death, which was induced by Doxorubicin, a DNA damaging agent. Also Survivin and XIAP mRNA levels were compared in HGF treated and non-treated cells. Cell proliferation and death were assessed using MTT assay and dye exclusion tests. Quantitative real-time PCR was used to evaluate Survivin and XIAP expression levels after treatment with HGF. ELISA was performed to quantify HGF secretion in the selected cancer cell lines media. HGF appeared to have inhibitory effect on Doxorubicin induced cell death in all of the studied cell lines. It had minimal effect on XAIP and Survivin expression levels in MRC-5, MOLT-4 and AGS cell lines; except for XIAP expression level in AGS cell line, which was increased substantially after treatment. Surprisingly, in KG-1 cell line, XIAP and Survivin expression levels were significantly reduced after HGF treatment. Although several members of IAP gene family are reported to play role in HGF mediated cytoprotective pathway, we showed that XIAP and Survivin do not seem to be involved.
Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry 11/2007; 304(1-2):199-205. · 2.06 Impact Factor