(-)-Epigallocatechin-3-O-gallate (EGCG) exhibits anti-tumor activity mediated via the 67-kDa laminin receptor (67LR). In this study, we found that 67LR protein levels are reduced by exposure to low O2 levels (5%), without affecting the expression of HIF-1α. We also found that EGCG-induced anti-cancer activity is abrogated under low O2 levels (5%) in various cancer cells. Notably, treatment with the proteasome inhibitor, prevented down-regulation of 67LR and restored sensitivity to EGCG under 5% O2. In summary, 67LR expression is highly sensitive to O2 partial pressure, and the activity of EGCG can be regulated in cancer cells by O2 partial pressure.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Structural Biology
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology