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Anti-proliferative effects of cell wall, cytoplasmic extract of Lactococcus lactis and nisin through down-regulation of cyclin D1 on SW480 colorectal cancer cell line


Background and Objectives: Colorectal cancer is one of the most types of cancer. Researchers have shown that lactic acid bacteria have antitumor activity. The cell wall of Lactococcus lactis, as the bacterial cytoplasmic extract and nisin can affect the proliferation of cancer cells. Since cyclin D1 plays an important role in the progression of the cell cycle, its regulation can also be a therapeutic approach. We investigated the antiproliferative effect of cell wall, cytoplasmic extract and nisin on SW480 cancer cell line and the expression level of cyclin D1 gene in treated cancer cells.
Materials and Methods: SW480 cell lines were treated with different concentrations of bacterial cell wall, cytoplasmic extract and nisin. MTT test was also performed. The expression level of cyclin D1 gene was determined using Real time PCR. Data were analyzed using Graph Pad Prism software.
Results: The growth rate of cancer cells treated with nisin has significantly decreased compared to the cancer cells treated by other two substances (p< 0.05). Survival rates of the cancer cells treated by nisin at a concentration of 2000 μg, cytoplasmic extract, and cell wall were 34%, 47% and 49%, respectively. Real-time PCR results showed that cyclin D1 mRNA expression has significantly decreased in nisin treated sw480 cells (P<0.05).
Conclusion: The results of this study show that nisin, bacterial cytoplasmic extract, and bacterial cell wall have antiproliferative effects, which are associated with the decreased expression of cyclin D1 in SW480 cell line.

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IssueVol 12 No 5 (2020) QRcode
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DOI https://doi.org/10.18502/ijm.v12i5.4603
Cell wall; Cytoplasmic extract; Nisin; Cyclic redundancy check; Cyclin D1

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Hosseini SS, Goudarzi H, Ghalavand Z, Hajikhani B, Rafeieiatani Z, Hakemi-Vala M. Anti-proliferative effects of cell wall, cytoplasmic extract of Lactococcus lactis and nisin through down-regulation of cyclin D1 on SW480 colorectal cancer cell line. Iran J Microbiol. 2020;12(5):424-430.