Glioblastoma multiforme is a malignant primary brain tumor with a poor prognosis and high rates of chemo‐radiotherapy failure, mainly due to a small cell fraction with stem‐like properties (GSCs). The mechanisms underlying GSC response to radiation need to be elucidated to enhance sensitivity to treatments and to develop new therapeutic strategies. In a previous study, two GSC lines, named line #1 and line #83, responded differently to carbon ions and photon beams, with the differences likely attributable to their own different metabolic fingerprint rather than to radiation type. Data from the literature showed the capability of RHPS4, a G‐quadruplex stabilizing ligand, to sensitize the glioblastoma radioresistant U251MG cells to X‐rays. The combined metabolic effect of ligand #190, a new RHPS4‐derivative showing reduced cardiotoxicity, and a photon beam has been monitored by magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopy for the two GSC lines, #1 and #83, to reveal whether a synergistic response occurs. MR spectra from both lines were affected by single and combined treatments, but the variations of the analysed metabolites were statistically significant mainly in line #1, without synergistic effects due to combination. The multivariate analysis of ten metabolites shows a separation between control and treated samples in line #1 regardless of treatment type, while separation was not detected in line #83.

Palma, A., Grande, S., Luciani, A. M., Ricci-vitiani, L., Buccarelli, M., Pallini, R., Triveri, A., Pirota, V., Doria, F., D'alessandris, Q. G., Berardinelli, F., Antoccia, A., Rosi, A., Effects of the combined treatment with a g‐quadruplex‐stabilizing ligand and photon beams on glioblastoma stem‐like cells: A magnetic resonance study, <<INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SCIENCES>>, 2021; 22 (23): N/A-N/A. [doi:10.3390/ijms222312709] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/218989]

Effects of the combined treatment with a g‐quadruplex‐stabilizing ligand and photon beams on glioblastoma stem‐like cells: A magnetic resonance study

Pallini, R.;D'Alessandris, Q. G.;
2021

Abstract

Glioblastoma multiforme is a malignant primary brain tumor with a poor prognosis and high rates of chemo‐radiotherapy failure, mainly due to a small cell fraction with stem‐like properties (GSCs). The mechanisms underlying GSC response to radiation need to be elucidated to enhance sensitivity to treatments and to develop new therapeutic strategies. In a previous study, two GSC lines, named line #1 and line #83, responded differently to carbon ions and photon beams, with the differences likely attributable to their own different metabolic fingerprint rather than to radiation type. Data from the literature showed the capability of RHPS4, a G‐quadruplex stabilizing ligand, to sensitize the glioblastoma radioresistant U251MG cells to X‐rays. The combined metabolic effect of ligand #190, a new RHPS4‐derivative showing reduced cardiotoxicity, and a photon beam has been monitored by magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopy for the two GSC lines, #1 and #83, to reveal whether a synergistic response occurs. MR spectra from both lines were affected by single and combined treatments, but the variations of the analysed metabolites were statistically significant mainly in line #1, without synergistic effects due to combination. The multivariate analysis of ten metabolites shows a separation between control and treated samples in line #1 regardless of treatment type, while separation was not detected in line #83.
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Palma, A., Grande, S., Luciani, A. M., Ricci-vitiani, L., Buccarelli, M., Pallini, R., Triveri, A., Pirota, V., Doria, F., D'alessandris, Q. G., Berardinelli, F., Antoccia, A., Rosi, A., Effects of the combined treatment with a g‐quadruplex‐stabilizing ligand and photon beams on glioblastoma stem‐like cells: A magnetic resonance study, <<INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SCIENCES>>, 2021; 22 (23): N/A-N/A. [doi:10.3390/ijms222312709] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/218989]
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