Publications by authors named "Fabrice Matifat"

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DNA methylation of channel-related genes in cancers.

Biochim Biophys Acta 2015 Oct 20;1848(10 Pt B):2621-8. Epub 2015 Feb 20.

UFR Sciences, EA 4667, Laboratory of Cell and Molecular Physiology, University of Picardie Jules Verne, SFR CAP-SANTE (FED 4231), Amiens, France; Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Ibn Zohr University, Agadir Morocco.

DNA methylation at CpG sites is an epigenetic mechanism that regulates cellular gene expression. In cancer cells, aberrant methylation is correlated with the abnormalities in expression of genes that are known to be involved in the particular characteristics of cancer cells such as proliferation, apoptosis, migration or invasion. During the past 30 years, accumulating data have definitely convinced the scientific community that ion channels are involved in cancerogenesis and cancer properties. As they are situated at the cell surface, they might be prime targets in the development of new therapeutic strategies besides their potential use as prognostic factors. Despite the progress in our understanding of the remodeling of ion channels in cancer cells, the molecular mechanisms underlying their over- or down-expression remained enigmatic. In this review, we aimed to summarize the available data on gene promoter methylation of ion channels and to investigate their clinical significance as novel biomarkers in cancer. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled: Membrane channels and transporters in cancers.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbamem.2015.02.015DOI Listing
October 2015

Molecular interaction and functional coupling between type 3 inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor and BKCa channel stimulate breast cancer cell proliferation.

Eur J Cancer 2013 Nov 27;49(17):3738-51. Epub 2013 Aug 27.

Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Physiology (EA-4667), 'Ion Channels in Breast Cancer', SFR CAP-SANTE (FED-4231), University of Amiens, UFR Sciences, 33 Rue Saint-Leu, 80039 Amiens, France.

Background: The implication of ion channels and inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (IP3)-induced Ca(2+) signalling (IICS) in the carcinogenesis processes, including deregulation of cell proliferation, migration and invasion, is increasingly studied. Studies from our laboratory have shown that type 3 IP3 receptor (IP3R3) and voltage- and Ca(2+)-dependent K(+) channels BKCa channels are involved in human breast cancer cell proliferation. In this context, we investigated the probable interaction between these two proteins (IP3R3 and BKCa channel) in normal and in breast cancer cells.

Methods: MCF-7 and MCF-10A cell viability was measured by the 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT)-assay in the presence or absence of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Furthermore, cell-cycle analysis was carried out and cell cycle protein expression was examined by Western blotting. Immunocytochemistry and co-immunoprecipitation assays were used to check co-localisation of BKCa and IP3R3 and their molecular interaction. Finally, whole cell patch-clamp and Ca(2+) imaging were performed to assess the functional interaction.

Results: Our results are in favour of a functional and a molecular coupling between IP3R3 and BKCa channel that is involved in MCF-7 proliferation. Indeed, ATP increased MCF-7 cell proliferation and this effect was impaired when the expression of BKCa and/or IP3R3 has been reduced by specific small interfering RNAs (siRNAs). Flow cytometry experiments showed that both siRNAs led to cell cycle arrest in the G0/G1 phase and these results were confirmed by the analysis of cell cycle protein expression. Specifically, BKCa and IP3R3 silencing decreased both cyclin-D1 and cyclin-dependent kinase 4 (CDK4) expression levels. Furthermore, ATP elicited a phospholipase C (PLC)-dependent elevation of internal Ca(2+) that triggered in turn an iberiotoxin (IbTx)- and a tetra-ethyl-ammonium (TEA)-sensitive membrane hyperpolarisation that was strongly reduced in the cells with silenced IP3R3 or BKCa. In the same way, intracellular application of Ins(2,4,5)P3 triggered an IbTx-sensitive membrane hyperpolarisation. Moreover, intracellular Ca(2+) chelation with 1,2-bis(o-aminophenoxy)ethane-N,N,N',N'-tetraacetic acid (BAPTA) prevented ATP-induced BKCa activation. BKCa and IP3R3 also co-immunoprecipitated and this interaction seemed to occur in cholesterol-enriched microdomains. Conversely, in the normal breast cell line MCF-10A, neither ATP application nor BKCa silencing affected cell proliferation. Furthermore, IP3R3 and BKCa did not co-immunoprecipitate, suggesting the absence of a molecular coupling between BKCa and IP3R3 in the MCF-10A normal cell line.

Conclusion: Altogether, our results suggest a molecular and functional link between BKCa channel and IP3R3 in cancer cells. Our findings led us to propose this coupling between BKCa and IP3R3 as an important mechanism for tumour cell proliferation.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejca.2013.07.013DOI Listing
November 2013

The 22nd ion channel meeting, september 2011, france.

Channels (Austin) 2012 May-Jun;6(3):149-53. Epub 2012 May 1.

Neurobiologie des Canaux Ioniques, INSERM-Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France.

The 22(nd) Ion Channel Meeting was organized by the French Ion Channel Society (Association Canaux Ioniques) from the 25(th) to the 28(th) of September 2011 on the French Riviera (Giens). This year again, more than one hundred researchers from France, Europe and extra-European countries gathered to present and discuss their recent advances and future challenges in the ion channels and transporters field. The scientific committee organized a plenary lecture and five thematic symposia by inviting international researchers to present their recent outstanding work on themes as diverse as muscular channelopathies, regulation of channels by extracellular matrix, receptor-channels interactions, localization and distribution of ion channels, their involvement in the cell life and death, and finally how they participate in the evolution and adaptability of cellular excitability. These presentations are summarized in this meeting report. Two sessions of oral communications selected from submitted abstracts and two poster sessions were also organized to present the ongoing work of young researchers worldwide.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/chan.20795DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3431583PMC
December 2012

Human ether à-gogo K(+) channel 1 (hEag1) regulates MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cell migration through Orai1-dependent calcium entry.

J Cell Physiol 2012 Dec;227(12):3837-46

Laboratoire de Physiologie Cellulaire, JE 2530, UFR Sciences, 33 rue Saint-Leu, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, France.

Breast cancer (BC) has a poor prognosis due to its strong metastatic ability. Accumulating data present ether à go-go (hEag1) K(+) channels as relevant player in controlling cell cycle and proliferation of non-invasive BC cells. However, the role of hEag1 in invasive BC cells migration is still unknown. In this study, we studied both the functional expression and the involvement in cell migration of hEag1 in the highly metastatic MDA-MB-231 human BC cells. We showed that hEag1 mRNA and proteins were expressed in human invasive ductal carcinoma tissues and BC cell lines. Functional activity of hEag1 channels in MDA-MB-231 cells was confirmed using astemizole, a hEag1 blocker, or siRNA. Blocking or silencing hEag1 depolarized the membrane potential and reduced both Ca(2+) entry and MDA-MB-231 cell migration without affecting cell proliferation. Recent studies have reported that Ca(2+) entry through Orai1 channels is required for MDA-MB-231 cell migration. Down-regulation of hEag1 or Orai1 reduced Ca(2+) influx and cell migration with similar efficiency. Interestingly, no additive effects on Ca(2+) influx or cell migration were observed in cells co-transfected with sihEag1 and siOrai1. Finally, both Orai1 and hEag1 are expressed in invasive breast adenocarcinoma tissues and invaded metastatic lymph node samples (LNM(+)). In conclusion, this study is the first to demonstrate that hEag1 channels are involved in the serum-induced migration of BC cells by controlling the Ca(2+) entry through Orai1 channels. hEag1 may therefore represent a potential target for the suppression of BC cell migration, and thus prevention of metastasis development.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcp.24095DOI Listing
December 2012

Inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate-induced Ca2+ signalling is involved in estradiol-induced breast cancer epithelial cell growth.

Mol Cancer 2010 Jun 21;9:156. Epub 2010 Jun 21.

Laboratoire de Physiologie Cellulaire et Moléculaire - JE-2530: Canaux ioniques et cancer du sein, Université d'Amiens, UFR des Sciences, 33 rue Saint-Leu 80039 Amiens, France.

Background: Ca2+ is a ubiquitous messenger that has been shown to be responsible for controlling numerous cellular processes including cell growth and cell death. Whereas the involvement of IP3-induced Ca2+ signalling (IICS) in the physiological activity of numerous cell types is well documented, the role of IICS in cancer cells is still largely unknown. Our purpose was to characterize the role of IICS in the control of growth of the estrogen-dependent human breast cancer epithelial cell line MCF-7 and its potential regulation by 17beta-estradiol (E2).

Results: Our results show that the IP3 receptor (IP3R) inhibitors caffeine, 2-APB and xestospongin C (XeC) inhibited the growth of MCF-7 stimulated by 5% foetal calf serum or 10 nM E2. Furthermore, Ca2+ imaging experiments showed that serum and E2 were able to trigger, in a Ca2+-free medium, an elevation of internal Ca2+ in a 2-APB and XeC-sensitive manner. Moreover, the phospholipase C (PLC) inhibitor U-73122 was able to prevent intracellular Ca2+ elevation in response to serum, whereas the inactive analogue U-73343 was ineffective. Western-blotting experiments revealed that the 3 types of IP3Rs are expressed in MCF-7 cells and that a 48 hours treatment with 10 nM E2 elevated IP3R3 protein expression level in an ICI-182,780 (a specific estrogen receptor antagonist)-dependent manner. Furthermore, IP3R3 silencing by the use of specific small interfering RNA was responsible for a drastic modification of the temporal feature of IICS, independently of a modification of the sensitivity of the Ca2+ release process and acted to counteract the proliferative effect of 10 nM E2.

Conclusions: Altogether, our results are in favour of a role of IICS in MCF-7 cell growth, and we hypothesize that the regulation of IP3R3 expression by E2 is involved in this effect.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1476-4598-9-156DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2906470PMC
June 2010

Extraction of lignans from flaxseed and evaluation of their biological effects on breast cancer MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 cell lines.

J Med Food 2010 Aug;13(4):834-41

Biology of Plantes and Insects, EA 3900, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, France.

Over the last decade, there has been an increasing interest in using flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum) in diet in order to improve nutritional and health status. Lignans are major components of flaxseed. Therefore an extraction procedure for lignans from flaxseed has been optimized. The influence of some parameters was investigated: first the preliminary extraction step with alcoholic solvent, and then the solvent polarity and pH of the extract. All these conditions affected the total lignan content, but the most critical variables were preliminary extraction and solvent polarity. The optimized procedure, consisting of a direct hydrolysis in hydrochloric acid (1 M) at 100 degrees C for 1 hour followed by an extraction with a mixture of ethyl acetate/hexane (90:10 vol/vol), was applied to 340 g of defatted flaxseed and resulted in the isolation of secoisolariciresinol and anhydrosecoisolariciresinol with a purity of 97% and 98%, respectively, as determined by high-performance liquid chromatography. The ability of these two compounds and that of secoisolariciresinol diglucoside to modulate the growth of human breast cancer MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 cell lines was assessed. Our results show that lignans modulate development of breast cancer cells. The most intense effect was observed for anhydrosecoisolariciresinol, which significantly decreased cell growth at 50 and 100 microM.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/jmf.2009.0172DOI Listing
August 2010

The antiestrogen tamoxifen activates BK channels and stimulates proliferation of MCF-7 breast cancer cells.

Mol Pharmacol 2007 Mar 12;71(3):843-51. Epub 2006 Dec 12.

Laboratoire de Physiologie Cellulaire et Moléculaire, EA 2086, Université Picardie Jules Verne, Faculté des Sciences, 33, Rue St Leu 80000 Amiens, France.

In the present study, we investigated the effect of the antiestrogen compound tamoxifen on BK channels by the use of the patch-clamp technique. The perfusion of 10 nM tamoxifen significantly increased the magnitude of a voltage-dependent K+ current by 22.6 +/- 10.6% (n = 23). The effect of tamoxifen was always obtained in the first minute, peaked at 5.9 +/- 2.2 min (n = 23), and was abolished by the perfusion of tetraethylammonium (0.5 mM), charybdotoxin (50 nM), or iberiotoxin (100 nM). The stimulatory effect of 10 nM tamoxifen was the same at low (50 nM) and high (700 nM) internal calcium concentration and was not additive to that of 17-beta-estradiol (E2) or its membrane-impermeant form, beta-estradiol 6-(O-carboxymethyl)oxime:bovine serum albumin. Furthermore, the effect of tamoxifen was still recorded in the presence of the selective estrogen receptor antagonist faslodex (ICI-182,780; 1 microM). At the single-channel level, tamoxifen significantly increased the open probability of the BK channel by 46.2 +/- 10.1% (n = 4) without changing its unitary conductance. Moreover, we show here that the stimulation of BK channel activity by tamoxifen is involved in MCF-7 cell proliferation. Taken together, these results permitted us to identify the BK channel as the molecular target of tamoxifen that probably acts at the same extracellular molecular level as E2. The site of action of tamoxifen is probably the channel itself or the auxiliary beta subunits.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1124/mol.106.028290DOI Listing
March 2007

17-beta-estradiol activates maxi-K channels through a non-genomic pathway in human breast cancer cells.

FEBS Lett 2005 Jun;579(14):2995-3000

Laboratoire de Physiologie Cellulaire et Moléculaire, EA 2086, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Faculté des Sciences, 33, Rue Saint-Leu 80039 Amiens, France.

We have investigated the acute effects of 17-beta-estradiol (E2) on K+ channels in MCF-7 breast epithelial cancer cells. E2 induced a rapid and irreversible augmentation of the K+ current for all membrane potentials superior to -25 mV. The effect of E2 was sensitive to Iberiotoxin, Charybdotoxin and TEA and can be elicited in the presence of the anti-estrogen ICI 182780 or be mimicked by the membrane impermeant form E2/BSA. Furthermore, E2/BSA was able to stimulate cell proliferation in a maxi-K inhibitors-sensitive manner. Thus, these results permit us to identify the maxi-K channel as the molecular target of E2 that regulates cell proliferation independently of the estrogen receptor.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.febslet.2005.02.085DOI Listing
June 2005