Biochem Pharmacol 2021 Apr 28:114587. Epub 2021 Apr 28.
Neurophysiology Unit, Cardiac Electrophysiology Research and Training Center, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, 50200, Thailand; Center of Excellence in Cardiac Electrophysiology Research, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, 50200, Thailand; Department of Oral Biology and Diagnostic Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, 50200, Thailand. Electronic address:
The standard chemotherapy regimens of ovarian cancer are platinum-based chemotherapy (carboplatin and paclitaxel) and bevacizumab (BEV). However, the effects of BEV alone or combined with carboplatin and paclitaxel on mitochondrial dynamics, mitochondrial function, mitophagy, apoptosis, inflammation and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in human ovarian cancer mitochondria and cells have not yet been investigated. Therefore, we aimed to test the hypothesis that 1) platinum-based chemotherapy and BEV equally damage isolated mitochondria from human ovarian cancers, and ovarian cancer cells through inducing mitochondrial dynamics dysregulation, mitochondrial dysfunction, increased mitophagy and apoptosis, as well as altered inflammation and VEGF; and 2) combined therapies exert greater damage than monotherapy. Read More