Anoctamin1 (ANO1), a calcium-activated chloride channel, is frequently overexpressed in several cancers, including human prostate cancer and oral squamous cell carcinomas. ANO1 plays a critical role in tumor growth and maintenance of these cancers. In this study, we have isolated two new compounds (1 and 2) and four known compounds (3-6) from Mallotus apelta. These compounds were evaluated for their inhibitory effects on ANO1 channel activity and their cytotoxic effects on PC-3 prostate cancer cells. Interestingly, compounds 1 and 2 significantly reduced both ANO1 channel activity and cell viability. Electrophysiological study revealed that compound 2 (Ani-D2) is a potent and selective ANO1 inhibitor, with an IC50 value of 2.64 μM. Ani-D2 had minimal effect on cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) chloride channel activity and intracellular calcium signaling. Notably, Ani-D2 significantly reduced ANO1 protein expression levels and cell viability in an ANO1-dependent manner in PC-3 and oral squamous cell carcinoma CAL-27 cells. In addition, Ani-D2 strongly reduced cell migration and induced activation of caspase-3 and cleavage of PARP in PC-3 and CAL-27 cells. This study revealed that a novel ANO1 inhibitor, Ani-D2, has therapeutic potential for the treatment of several cancers that overexpress ANO1, such as prostate cancer and oral squamous cell carcinoma.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology
- Computer Science Applications
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry