Trichostatin A reduced phospholipase C gamma-1 transcript and protein contents in MCF-7 breast cancer cells

ArticleinBiomedicine & pharmacotherapy = Biomedecine & pharmacotherapie 66(1):1-5 · February 2012with10 Reads
Impact Factor: 2.02 · DOI: 10.1016/j.biopha.2011.09.005 · Source: PubMed


    It has recently been demonstrated that phospholipase C gamma-1 (PLCγ1) activation may contribute to breast carcinoma cell motility and their metastasis. Employing MCF-7 breast cancer cells, we showed the effect of trichostatin A (TSA) on the cellular contents of the PLCγ1 molecule. Using reverse transcription, real-time quantitative PCR and western blot analysis, we demonstrated that TSA reduced the PLCγ1 transcript and protein levels in MCF-7 cells. We also found that TSA decreased the half-life of the PLCγ1 transcript from approximately 7hours to 5hours. Moreover, we observed that protein synthesis appears to be essential in the TSA reduction of PLCγ1 mRNA stability. Since PLCγ1 activation is considered a key factor in the initiation of events that increase malignant cell motility, our observations may support the validity of TSA in anticancer studies.