The plant decapeptide OSIP108 can alleviate mitochondrial dysfunction induced by cisplatin in human cells

Spincemaille, Pieter, Alborzinia, Hamed, Dekervel, Jeroen, Windmolders, Petra, van Pelt, Jos, Cassiman, David, Cheneval, Olivier, Craik, David J., Schur, Julia, Ott, Ingo, Wolfl, Stefan, Cammue, Bruno P. A and Thevissen, Karin (2014) The plant decapeptide OSIP108 can alleviate mitochondrial dysfunction induced by cisplatin in human cells. Molecules, 19 9: 15088-15102. doi:10.3390/molecules190915088

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Author Spincemaille, Pieter
Alborzinia, Hamed
Dekervel, Jeroen
Windmolders, Petra
van Pelt, Jos
Cassiman, David
Cheneval, Olivier
Craik, David J.
Schur, Julia
Ott, Ingo
Wolfl, Stefan
Cammue, Bruno P. A
Thevissen, Karin
Title The plant decapeptide OSIP108 can alleviate mitochondrial dysfunction induced by cisplatin in human cells
Journal name Molecules   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1420-3049
Publication date 2014-09-19
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3390/molecules190915088
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 19
Issue 9
Start page 15088
End page 15102
Total pages 15
Place of publication Basel, Switzerland
Publisher MDPI AG
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract We investigated the effect of the Arabidopsis thaliana-derived decapeptide OSIP108 on human cell tolerance to the chemotherapeutic agent cisplatin (Cp), which induces apoptosis and mitochondrial dysfunction. We found that OSIP108 increases the tolerance of HepG2 cells to Cp and prevents Cp-induced changes in basic cellular metabolism. More specifically, we demonstrate that OSIP108 reduces Cp-induced inhibition of respiration, decreases glycolysis and prevents Cp-uptake in HepG2 cells. Apart from its protective action against Cp in human cells, OSIP108 also increases the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae tolerance to Cp. A limited yeast-based study of OSIP108 analogs showed that cyclization does not severely affect its activity, which was further confirmed in HepG2 cells. Furthermore, the similarity in the activity of the D-stereoisomer (mirror image) form of OSIP108 with the L stereoisomer suggests that its mode of action does not involve binding to a stereospecific receptor. In addition, as OSIP108 decreases Cp uptake in HepG2 cells and the anti-Cp activity of OSIP108 analogs without free cysteine is reduced, OSIP108 seems to protect against Cp-induced toxicity only partly via complexation. Taken together, our data indicate that OSIP108 and its cyclic derivatives can protect against Cp-induced toxicity and, thus, show potential as treatment options for mitochondrial dysfunction- and apoptosis-related conditions.
Keyword Cisplatin
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Q-Index Code C1
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