Oncol Lett 2021 Aug 3;22(2):584. Epub 2021 Jun 3.
Department of Pharmacy, Hebei General Hospital, Shijiazhuang, Hebei 050053, P.R. China.
The present study aimed to explore the biological characteristics of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells and the mechanism of chemosensitivity through the role of the PI3K/Akt/mTOR signaling pathway mediated by BRAF gene silencing. Following cell transfection and grouping, an MTT assay detected the activity of NSCLC cells, a scratch wound test assessed the migration ability, flow cytometry using PI staining detected the cell cycle phase, TUNEL and flow cytometry through Annexin V-PI staining assessed the apoptosis, and colony formation was used to detect the sensitivity of lung cancer cells to cisplatin chemotherapy. Furthermore, the relative expression levels of BRAF, PTEN, PI3K, mTOR mRNA were assessed by RT-qPCR, and the protein expression levels of BRAF, PTEN, PI3K, phosphorylated (p)-PI3K, Akt, p-Akt, mTOR, p-mTOR, cisplatin resistance-related enzymes ERCC1 and BRCA1, apoptotic proteins Bax and Bcl-2 were assessed by western blotting. Read More