The Forkhead transcription factor FOXO3a increases phosphoinositide-3 kinase/Akt activity in drug-resistant leukemic cells through induction of PIK3CA expression
Hui, R. C.-Y., Gomes, Ana R., Constantinidou, D., Costa, J. R., Karadedou, C. T., Fernandez de Mattos, S., Wymann, M. P., Brosens, Jan J., Schulze, A. and Lam, Eric W.-F.. (2008) The Forkhead transcription factor FOXO3a increases phosphoinositide-3 kinase/Akt activity in drug-resistant leukemic cells through induction of PIK3CA expression. Molecular and Cellular Biology, Vol.28 (No.19). pp. 5886-5898. ISSN 0270-7306Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/MCB.01265-07
The phosphoinositide-3 kinase (PI3K)/Akt signal pathway plays a key role in the tumorigenesis of many cancers and in the subsequent development of drug resistance. Using the K562 chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) cell line and the doxorubicin-resistant derivative lines KD30 and KD225 as models, we observed that enhanced PI3K/Akt activity and the acquisition of chemoresistance correlated unexpectedly with the increased expression and nuclear accumulation of FOXO3a. Moreover, we found that the induction of FOXO3a activity in naïve K562 cells was sufficient to enhance PI3K/Akt activity and to confer resistance to the cytotoxic effects of doxorubicin. Conversely, the knockdown of endogenous FOXO3a expression reduced PI3K/Akt activity and sensitized these cells to doxorubicin. Further chromatin immunoprecipitation and promoter mutation analyses demonstrated that FOXO3a regulates the expression of the PI3K catalytic subunit p110α through the activation of a promoter region proximal to a novel untranslated exon upstream from the reported transcription start site of the p110α gene PIK3CA. As was the case for FOXO3a, the expression or knockdown of p110α was sufficient to amplify or reduce PI3K/Akt activity, respectively. Thus, our results suggest that the chronic activation of FOXO3a by doxorubicin in CML cells can enhance survival through a feedback mechanism that involves enhanced p110α expression and hyperactivation of the PI3K/Akt pathway.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School > Translational & Systems Medicine > Reproductive Health
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Molecular and Cellular Biology|
|Publisher:||American Society for Microbiology|
|Official Date:||October 2008|
|Page Range:||pp. 5886-5898|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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