Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1-2012

Publication Title

Lung Cancer

Abstract

RNase L mediates critical cellular functions including antiviral, proapoptotic, antiproliferative and tumor suppressive activities. In this study, the expression and function of RNase L in lung cancer cells were examined. Interestingly we have found that the expression of RNase L in lung cancer cells was 3- and 9-fold higher in its mRNA and protein levels, but a significant decrease of its enzymatic activity when compared to that in corresponding normal lung cells. Further investigation revealed that 2-5A-induced dimerization of the RNase L protein, a necessary prerequisite for activation of RNase L, was inhibited, as a result of that RLI, a specific inhibitor of RNase L, was remarkably up-regulated in the cancer cells. Our findings provide new insight into how cancer cells escape normal growth-regulating mechanisms to form a tumor and the information may be useful for the design of novel strategies for treating lung cancer through regulating RNase L activity.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

DOI

10.1016/j.lungcan.2012.07.010

Version

Postprint

Volume

78

Issue

1

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