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Abstract Title:

Changes in the Lysosomal System of Cervical Cancer Cells Induced by Emodin Action.

Abstract Source:

Anticancer Res. 2017 11 ;37(11):6087-6096. PMID: 29061789

Abstract Author(s):

Wojciech Trybus, Teodora Król, Ewa Trybus, Anna Kopacz-Bednarska, Grzegorz Król, Ewa Karpowicz

Article Affiliation:

Wojciech Trybus

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: An example of plant-derived compounds that may be of great importance in oncological therapy is emodin. The aim of this study was to evaluate the range of changes in the lysosomal compartment of HeLa cervical cancer cells treated with emodin.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: Changes in the lysosomal compartment were evaluated using microscopic techniques. In order to evaluate the activity of lysosomal enzymes and the permeability of the lysosomal membrane, a spectrophotometric technique was employed.

RESULTS: Emodin induced significant changes in the lysosomal compartment, manifesting as an increase in the number of lysosomes, autophagic vacuoles and the activity of lysosomal hydrolases. Emodin exhibited cytotoxic activity against lysosomes through lysosomal membrane damage with possible leaks of lysosomal hydrolases into the cytoplasm.

CONCLUSION: Emodin induces degradation processes and promotes the death of tumor cells through a mechanism that occurs with clear involvement of the lysosomal compartment.

Study Type : In Vitro Study

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