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Downregulation of the autophagy protein ATG-7 correlates with distinct sphingolipid profile in MCF-7 cells sensitized to photodamage
Author(s): Duska Separovic; Ameeta Kelekar; Adi L. Tarca; Jacek Bielawski; David Kessel
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Paper Abstract

The objective of this study was to determine the sphingolipid (SL) profile in autophagy-defective cells and overall cell death after PDT with Pc 4 (PDT). Human breast cancer MCF-7 cells with downregulated autophagy protein ATG-7 and their scrambled controls (Scr) were used. Exposure of ATG-7 knockdown cells to PDT led to defective processing of the autophagy marker LC3, and increased overall cell killing. In both cell types PDT evoked an early (2 h) increase in ceramides and dihydroceramides (DHceramides). When the two cell types were compared regarding time (2 and 24 h) and treatment conditions (with and without PDT), the levels of several ceramides and DHceramides were reduced, whereas the concentrations of C14-ceramide, C16-ceramide and C12-DHceramide were higher in ATG-7 knockdown cells. The data imply that the SL profile might be a marker of autophagy-deficiency in cells sensitized to PDT.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 July 2009
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7380, Photodynamic Therapy: Back to the Future, 73805M (13 July 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.827261
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Duska Separovic, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Ameeta Kelekar, Univ. of Minnesota (United States)
Adi L. Tarca, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Jacek Bielawski, Medical Univ. of South Carolina (United States)
David Kessel, Wayne State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7380:
Photodynamic Therapy: Back to the Future
David H. Kessel, Editor(s)

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