PubMed 24058448

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Automatically associated channels: ClvC4

Title: Orai3 constitutes a native store-operated calcium entry that regulates non small cell lung adenocarcinoma cell proliferation.

Authors: Anne-Sophie Ay, Nazim Benzerdjerb, Henri Sevestre, Ahmed Ahidouch, Halima Ouadid-Ahidouch

Journal, date & volume: PLoS ONE, 2013 , 8, e72889

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Orai channels have been associated with cell proliferation, survival and metastasis in several cancers. The present study investigates the expression and the role of Orai3 in cell proliferation in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We show that Orai3 is over-expressed in cancer tissues as compared to the non-tumoral ones. Furthermore, Orai3 staining is stronger in high grade tumors. Pharmacological inhibition or knockdown of Orai3 significantly reduced store operated calcium entry (SOCE), inhibited cell proliferation and arrested cells of two NSCLC cell lines in G0/G1 phase. These effects were concomitant with a down-regulation of cyclin D1, cyclin E, CDK4 and CDK2 expression. Moreover, Orai3 silencing decreased Akt phosphorylation levels. In conclusion, Orai3 constitutes a native SOCE pathway in NSCLC that controls cell proliferation and cell cycle progression likely via Akt pathway.