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Series GSE28556 Query DataSets for GSE28556
Status Public on Mar 21, 2012
Title Fasting Cycles Retard Growth of Tumors and Sensitize a Range of Cancer Cell Types to Chemotherapy
Organism Mus musculus
Experiment type Expression profiling by array
Summary Short-term starvation (STS or fasting) provides protection to normal cells, mice, and possibly patients from a variety of chemotherapy drugs, but the possibility that it may also protect tumor cells renders its translational potential uncertain. Here we show that fasting cycles can be as effective as toxic chemotherapy drugs, and increase chemotherapy efficacy in the treatment of melanoma, glioma, breast cancer, and neuroblastoma. In vitro, STS sensitizes to chemotherapy 15 of the 17 cancer cell lines tested. In combination with chemotherapy STS results in a synergistic 20-fold increase in DNA damage, increased phosphorylation of pro-aging genes AKT and S6 kinase, reduced expression of stress resistance transcription factors FOXO3a and NFkB, elevated superoxide, and activated caspase-3; all changes not observed in normal tissues. Several of these effects are linked to the activity of heme oxygenase 1 (HO-1), whose modulation was sufficient to regulate chemotherapy-dependent cell death in breast cancer cells. These studies suggest that multiple fasting cycles have the potential to replace certain toxic chemotherapy drugs and to sensitize a wide range of tumors to chemotherapy.
Overall design To obtain an unbiased view of the gene expression changes occurring in cancer cells in response to fasting, we performed genome-wide microarray analyses, using Illumina's Sentrix MouseRef-8 v2 Expression BeadChips (Illumina, San Diego, CA), on the subcutaneous 4T1 breast cancer tumor mass, heart, muscle and liver tissues from balb-c mice that were either fasted for 48 hours or fed an ad lib diet. Three mice from each of the starvation and the ad lib fed groups were used for the array studies.
Contributor(s) Lee C, Raffaghello L, Safdie FM, Bianchi G, Martin-Montalvo A, Pistoia V, Hwang S, Emionite L, de Cabo R, Longo VD, Brandhorst S, Wei M, Merlino A
Citation(s) 22323820
Submission date Apr 12, 2011
Last update date Jun 22, 2020
Contact name Supriyo De
Organization name NIA-IRP, NIH
Department Laboratory of Genetics and Genomics
Lab Computational Biology & Genomics Core
Street address 251 Bayview Blvd
City Baltimore
State/province Maryland
ZIP/Postal code 21224
Country USA
Platforms (1)
GPL6885 Illumina MouseRef-8 v2.0 expression beadchip
Samples (24)
GSM707131 SNH_1
GSM707132 SRH_6
GSM707133 SLH_11
BioProject PRJNA139071

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GSE28556_RAW.tar 3.1 Mb (http)(custom) TAR
GSE28556_Supplemental_GEO_H-L-T-M_9-27-10.txt.gz 7.4 Mb (ftp)(http) TXT
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