Journal article

Role of 3-mercaptopyruvate sulfurtransferase in the regulation of proliferation, migration, and bioenergetics in murine colon cancer cells

  • Augsburger, Fiona Chair of Pharmacology, Section of Medicine, University of Fribourg, 1700 Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Randi, Elisa B. Chair of Pharmacology, Section of Medicine, University of Fribourg, 1700 Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Jendly, Mathieu Chair of Pharmacology, Section of Medicine, University of Fribourg, 1700 Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Ascencao, Kelly Chair of Pharmacology, Section of Medicine, University of Fribourg, 1700 Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Nahzli Dilek Chair of Pharmacology, Section of Medicine, University of Fribourg, 1700 Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Szabo, Csaba Chair of Pharmacology, Section of Medicine, University of Fribourg, 1700 Fribourg, Switzerland
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    13.03.2020
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  • Biomolecules. - 2020, vol. 10, no. 3, p. 447
English 3-mercaptopyruvate sulfurtransferase (3-MST) has emerged as one of the significant sources of biologically active sulfur species in various mammalian cells. The current study was designed to investigate the functional role of 3- MST’s catalytic activity in the murine colon cancer cell line CT26. The novel pharmacological 3-MST inhibitor HMPSNE was used to assess cancer cell proliferation, migration and bioenergetics in vitro. Methods included measurements of cell viability (MTT and LDH assays), cell proliferation and in vitro wound healing (IncuCyte) and cellular bioenergetics (Seahorse extracellular flux analysis). 3-MST expression was detected by Western blotting; H2S production was measured by the fluorescent dye AzMC. The results show that CT26 cells express 3-MST protein and mRNA, as well as several enzymes involved in H2S degradation (TST, ETHE1). Pharmacological inhibition of 3- MST concentration-dependently suppressed H2S production and, at 100 and 300 µM, attenuated CT26 proliferation and migration. HMPSNE exerted a bell- shaped effect on several cellular bioenergetic parameters related to oxidative phosphorylation, while other bioenergetic parameters were either unaffected or inhibited at the highest concentration of the inhibitor tested (300 µM). In contrast to 3-MST, the expression of CBS (another H2S producing enzyme which has been previously implicated in the regulation of various biological parameters in other tumor cells) was not detectable in CT26 cells and pharmacological inhibition of CBS exerted no significant effects on CT26 proliferation or bioenergetics. In summary, 3-MST catalytic activity significantly contributes to the regulation of cellular proliferation, migration and bioenergetics in CT26 murine colon cancer cells. The current studies identify 3-MST as the principal source of biologically active H2S in this cell line
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Faculté des sciences et de médecine
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Médecine 3ème année
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  • English
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Biology
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