PubMed 23482755

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Automatically associated channels: Kv10.1 , Kv6.3

Title: RNA interference with EAG1 enhances interferon gamma injury to glioma cells in vitro.

Authors: Ludmylla Costa Cunha, Elaine Del Bel, Luis Pardo, Walter Stühmer, Ricardo Titze-DE-Almeida

Journal, date & volume: Anticancer Res., 2013 Mar , 33, 865-70

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The aim of this study was to silence Ether à go-go 1 (EAG1) in glioma cells by RNAi in order to further analyze whether silencing this channel would improve injury caused by interferon gamma (IFN-γ).EAG1 silencing by the siRNAs EAG1hum_287 and EAG1hum_1727 (sequence targets 5'-GGCCTATTGTGTACAGCAATT-3' and 5'-GGGACTTCCTGAAGCTCTATT-3', respectively) was determined by reverse transcription real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR). Cell viability was measured by the 3-(4,5)-dimethylthiazol-2-y1)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay. U-138MG glioma cells were injured by IFN-γ (25 ng/ml, 24 h) with or without the RNAi for EAG1 by a non-viral vector (pKV10.1-3, 0.2 μg).EAG1hum_287 and EAG1hum_1727 caused 0.46- and 0.52-fold decrease in EAG1 mRNA content, respectively. RNAi for EAG1 by pKv10.1-3 strengthened the reduction in cell viability caused by IFN-γ (11.4% versus 40.4%, p<0.05).The present study reinforces the notion that EAG1 has a role in glioma biology, suggesting that this channel is a relevant player preserving the cell viability during IFN-γ injury.