Death Mechanism of Breast Adenocarcinoma Cells Caused by BRET-Induced Cytotoxicity of miniSOG Depends on the Intracellular Localization of the NanoLuc–miniSOG Fusion Protein

E. I. Shramova, G. M. Proshkina, S. M. Deyev, R. V. Petrov

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Abstract

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is widely used in clinical practice to influence neoplasms in the presence of a photosensitizer, oxygen, and light source. The main problem of PDT of deep tumors is the problem of delivering excitation light (without lost of its intensity) inside the body. An alternative to the external light sources can be the internal light sources based on luciferase–substrate bioluminescent systems. In our work, we used the NanoLuc–furimazine system as an internal light source. This system can be successfully used to excite the protein photosensitizer miniSOG and to induce the phototoxicity of this flavoprotein in cancer cells during bioluminescent resonance energy transfer (BRET). It was shown that the mechanism of cell death caused by BRET-induced phototoxicity of mimiSOG in the presence of furimazine depends on the intracellular localization of the NanoLuc–miniSOG fusion protein: BRET-mediated activation of miniSOG in mitochondrial localization causes apoptosis, while the membrane localization of PS causes necrosis of cancer cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)288-291
Number of pages4
JournalDoklady Biochemistry and Biophysics
Volume482
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2018
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry(all)

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