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dc.contributor.authorFernandes, Nicolle Valerie
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-08T17:05:33Z
dc.date.available2018-11-08T17:05:33Z
dc.date.issued2010-05
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11274/10679
dc.description.abstractThe rate-limiting enzyme of the mevalonate pathway, 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG CoA) reductase, provides essential intermediates for the prenylation or dolichylation of growth-related proteins including nuclear Ras, nuclear lamins, and growth factor receptors. d-δ-tocotrienol, a post-transcriptional down-regulator of HMG CoA reductase, suppresses the proliferation of marine B16 melanoma cells and human blood, breast, cervix, colon, liver, lung, lymph gland, nerve, pancreas, and prostate tumor cells. Dietary d-δ-tocotrienol suppresses the growth of implanted B16 melanomas without toxicity to host mice. We evaluated the impact of d-δ-tocotrienol on the proliferation of human A2058 and A375 melanoma cells. d-δ-tocotrienol induced dose-dependent suppression of the cell proliferation following 72 h incubation in 96-well plates with 50% inhibitory concentrations (IC50) of 37.5 ± 1.4 (A2058) and 22.3 ± 1.8 (A375) μmol/L, respectively. d-δ-tocotrienol-mediated cell cycle arrest at the G1 phase was accompanied by decreased expression of cyclin-dependent kinase 4. Concomitantly, procaspase-3 cleavage and morphological changes detected by fluorescence microscopy following acridine orange and ethidium bromide dual staining showed d-δ-tocotrienol-induced apoptosis in melanoma cells. Consequent to mevalonate deprivation and the putatively reduced prenylation and biological half-life of Ras protein, d-δ-tocotrienol induced concentration- and time dependent decrease in the expression of Ras. The impact of d-8-tocotrienol on A2058 cell proliferation was potentiated by lovastatin (IC50 = 3.1± 0.5 μmol/L), a competitive inhibitor of HMG CoA reductase. d-δ-tocotrienol may have potential application in melanoma chemoprevention and/or therapy.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectHealth and environmental sciencesen_US
dc.subjectBiological sciencesen_US
dc.subjectIsoprenoidsen_US
dc.subjectMelanomaen_US
dc.subjectd-delta-tocotrienolen_US
dc.subjectMolecular biologyen_US
dc.subjectNutritionen_US
dc.titleImpact of delta-tocotrienol on human melanoma cell proliferationen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
thesis.degree.departmentHealth Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNutrition
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Woman's Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.contributor.committeeChairMo, Huanbiao
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDiMarco, Nancy M.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHynds, DiAnna L.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGrossie, Bruce
dc.contributor.committeeMemberVijayagopal, Parakat


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