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L01 DNA damage formation and DNA repair following an intervention of colorectal cell lines with ganoderma lucidum
Vodička, Pavel ; Opattová, Alena ; Čumová, Andrea ; Slíva, D.
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common malignancy in the world and second most common cause of cancer related deaths in Europe. CRC is complex disease that develops as consequence of environmental and health risk factors with involvement of suboptimal DNA repair, resulting in an accumulation of DNA damage. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are highly reactive molecules strictly controlled by cellular antioxidant system. Disturbance in the prooxidation–antioxidation homeostasis increases an extent of ROS and consequently an accumulation of DNA damage as well as apoptosis. \nMany natural compounds possess anti-cancer activities tentatively mediated by the generation of ROS. Cancer cells are more sensitive to oxidative DNA damage than non-malignant ones. Modulation of oxidative DNA damage and its repair by natural compounds may lead to selective cancer cell-death and further sensitization of cancer cells to the treatment. Ganoderma Lucidum (GLC) (Reishi, Ling-Zhi), a mushroom used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years, represents an example of a natural compound with empirically recorded anti-cancer as well as anti-proliferative effects. \nThe aim of our study is to define effect of Ganoderma lucidum (GLC) extract on DNA damage and DNA repair system in colorectal cell lines with different genetic backgrounds.\nOur results suggest that GLC extract decreases activity of the cellular antioxidant system which leads to oxidative DNA damage. GLC extract increases genotoxic burden in colorectal cancer cell lines, highlighted by the suppressed base excision repair capacity. These data indicate that specific oxidative DNA damage caused by natural compounds may become a potential tool for the improvement of specific anti-cancer treatment.\n
Effects of natural substances on DNA damage and repair capacity in colorectal cell lines
Vodenková, Soňa ; Opattová, Alena ; Čumová, Andrea ; Slíva, D. ; Vodička, Pavel
Colorectal carcinoma)CRC) represents serious ilness with high incidence and mortality worldwide. Generaly, there is a lack of reliable predictive and prognostic biomarkers, implicated late diagnosis. The effectivity of treatment is rather low - about 50%. Main agent used in CRC treatment is 5 fluorouracil (5-FU), alone or in combination with other cytostatics. 5-FU is halogenated pyrimidine, which is or directly incorporated into DNA or disrupts thymidine synthesis in tumour cells. This damage is repaired by base excision repair (BBR) or mismatch repair. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of 5FU together with extracts of Ganoderma lucidum (GL) and the role of BER in various lines of colorectal cancer cell lines. Results show increased oxidative damage after GL and 5FU+GL treatment and in the same time decrease of DNA repair in colorectal cell lines. This fact could contribute to improve of 5FU efficacy.
Natural compounds and their effect on 5-fluorouracil in colorectal cancer cell lines
Čumová, Andrea ; Opattová, Alena ; Vodenková, Soňa ; Horák, Josef ; Slíva, D. ; Vodička, Pavel
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second most common type of cancer and the second most common cause of cancer related deaths in Europe. 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) is widely used in treatment of various cancers including CRC, but apart from the cytotoxic effect on cancer cells may also cause adverse toxic side effects. 5-FU is an anti-metabolite with chemical structure similar to that of the pyrimidine molecules of DNA and RNA. However, response to chemotherapy is often limited by drug resistance. The p53 protein is one of the most widely studied tumour suppressors and mutations in TP53 gene are frequently detected in different types of tumours. \nGanoderma Lucidum (GLC) is a mushroom used in Traditional Eastern Medicine which exhibits anti-cancer and anti-proliferative effects in vitro\nThe aim of our study is to define the role of p53 in the interaction between 5-FU and GLC extract and their simultaneous effect on survival in CRC cell lines.\nOur results suggest that GLC extract significantly increases cytotoxicity and genotoxicity of 5-FU in CRC lines with different p53 status and may potentially modulate the response of p53 knock-out cells which are less sensitive to 5-FU treatment. Interaction of conventional chemotherapeutics with natural compounds introduces a novel aspect in cancer research and therapy.\n\n

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