Celecoxib-induced degradation of T-cell factors-1 and -4 in human colon cancer cells

Fumi Takahashi-Yanaga, Tatsuya Yoshihara, Kentaro Jingushi, Yoshikazu Miwa, Sachio Morimoto, Masato Hirata, Toshiyuki Sasaguri

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We examined the effect of celecoxib on the expression of T-cell factors (TCFs) to clarify the mechanism by which celecoxib suppress β-catenin/TCF-dependent transcriptional activity without reducing the level of β-catenin protein, using HCT-116 cells. Celecoxib suppressed the expression of TCF-1 and TCF-4 in a time-dependent manner. Pretreatment of cells with the proteasome inhibitor MG132 inhibited the loss of TCF-1 and TCF-4 induced by celecoxib, suggesting that celecoxib induced the proteasome-dependent degradation of TCF-1 and TCF-4. β-Catenin/TCF-dependent transcriptional activity was significantly decreased after the treatment with celecoxib for 6 h and the pretreatment of the cells with MG132 attenuated the effect of celecoxib. Further, celecoxib also suppressed the expression of TCF-1 and TCF-4 in another colon cancer cell line, DLD-1. Our results suggest that TCF-1 and TCF-4 degradation may involve the inhibition of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway induced by celecoxib.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1185-1190
Number of pages6
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 26 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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