Down-regulation of survivin by ultraviolet C radiation is dependent on p53 and results in G2-M arrest in A549 cells

Masato Ikeda, Isamu Okamoto, Kenji Tamura, Taroh Satoh, Kimio Yonesaka, Masahiro Fukuoka, Kazuhiko Nakagawa

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Abstract

Deregulation of survivin expression is implicated in tumorigenesis. To examine the regulation of survivin expression in response to DNA damage, we exposed A549 human lung cancer cells to ultraviolet C (UVC) radiation, which induces DNA single-strand breakage. UVC irradiation induced G2-M arrest that was accompanied by accumulation of p53 and subsequent down-regulation of survivin. Depletion of p53 by RNA interference prevented the UVC-induced down-regulation of survivin. Furthermore, depletion of survivin resulted in G2-M arrest, suggesting that down-regulation of survivin by p53 contributes to the p53-dependent G2-M checkpoint triggered by DNA damage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)292-298
Number of pages7
JournalCancer Letters
Volume248
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 18 2007
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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