RESVERATROL METABOLITES INHIBIT HUMAN METASTATIC COLON CANCER CELLS PROGRESSION AND SYNERGIZE WITH CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC DRUGS TO INDUCE CELL DEATH
 
   

Resveratrol Metabolites Inhibit
Human Metastatic Colon Cancer
Cells Progression and Synergize
With Chemotherapeutic
Drugs To Induce Cell Death

This section is compiled by Frank M. Painter, D.C.
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FROM:   Mol Nutr Food Res. 2012 (Dec);   51 (4):   515-525

Aires V, Limagne E, Cotte AK, Latruffe N, Ghiringhelli F, Delmas D.

Université de Bourgogne,
Dijon, France; Centre de Recherche INSERM U866 -
Equipe Chimiothérapie,
Métabolisme Lipidique et Réponse Immunitaire Antitumorale,
Dijon, France.


SCOPE:   Resveratrol (RSV) has been proposed to prevent tumor growth; nevertheless, these preventive effects are controversial since RSV pharmacokinetics studies show a low bioavailability. Recent clinical trials show that patients with colorectal cancer and receiving oral RSV have high levels of RSV conjugates in the colorectum, mainly RSV-3-O-sulfate (R3S), RSV-3-O-glucuronide, and RSV-4'-O-glucuronide. However, their potential biological activity has not yet been established. This study thus investigated in human colorectal cancer cell lines whether RSV main metabolites retain anticarcinogenic properties as their parental molecule.

METHODS AND RESULTS:   Proliferation, apoptosis assays and cell cycle analysis were performed to study the effect of RSV, R3S, RSV-3-O-glucuronide, or RSV-4'-O-glucuronide alone or of a mixture of the three metabolites. R3S inhibits colon cancer cells proliferation and an accumulation of cells in S phase. Interestingly, the mixture induced a synergistic effect. This process was associated with an induction of DNA damages and apoptotic process, which allowed sensitization of colon cancer cells to the anticancer drugs.

CONCLUSION:   Altogether, our data provide significant new insight into the molecular mechanism of RSV and support the notion that despite low bioavailability in vivo, RSV biological effects could be mediated by its metabolites.


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