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HSP90 inhibitor, AUY922, debilitates intrinsic and acquired lapatinib-resistant HER2-positive gastric cancer cells
Kang-Seo Park1,2, Yong Sang Hong1, Junyoung Choi1, Shinkyo Yoon1, Jihoon Kang1,3, Deokhoon Kim4, Kang-Pa Lee2, Hyeon-Su Im5, Chang Hoon Lee6, Seyoung Seo1, Sang-We Kim1, Dae Ho Lee1, Sook Ryun Park1,*
1Department of Oncology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine,
2Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Ulsan, College of Medicine,
3Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine,
4Asan Institute for Life Science, Asan Medical Center,
5Department of Internal Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan, College of Medicine,
6Bio & Drug Discovery Division, Center for Drug Discovery Technology, Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT)
Abstract
Human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) inhibitors such as trastuzumab and lapatinib are used for breast cancer or gastric cancer that tests HER2 positive. However, as with other targeted therapies, the occurrence of intrinsic or acquired resistance to HER2 inhibitors such as trastuzumab and lapatinib is an unresolved therapeutic problem for HER2-positive gastric cancer. The present study describes how the heat shock protein 90 (HSP90) inhibitor AUY922 could be an alternative treatment for primary lapatinib-resistant (ESO26 and OE33) and lapatinib-sensitive gastric cancer cells (OE19, N87, and SNU-216) harboring HER2 amplification. In order to investigate whether AUY922 could overcome intrinsic and acquired resistance to HER2 inhibitors in HER2-positive gastric cancer, we generated lapatinib-resistant gastric cancer cell lines (OE19/LR and N87/LR) by continuous exposure to lapatinib in vitro. We found that activation of HER2 and protein kinase B (AKT) was a key factor in inducing intrinsic and acquired lapatinib-resistant gastric cancer cell lines, and AUY922 effectively suppressed activation of both HER2 and AKT in acquired lapatinib-resistant gastric cancer cell lines. In conclusion, AUY922 shows a synergistic anti-cancer effect with lapatinib and could sensitize gastric cancer cells that have intrinsic resistance to lapatinib. In addition, this dual inhibition of the HSP90 and HER2 signaling pathways could represent a potent therapeutic strategy to treat HER2-positive gastric cancer with intrinsic and acquired resistance to lapatinib.
Abstract, Accepted Manuscript(in press) [Submitted on November 9, 2018, Accepted on November 28, 2018]
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