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16 January 2019 : Laboratory Research

[Retracted: 25 Mar 2021] Taxol-Resistant Gene 1 (Txr1) Mediates Oxaliplatin Resistance by Inducing Autophagy in Human Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Cells

Hua-ming Chi1ABCDEFG*, Jing-dong Du1BCDEF, Jie Cheng1ACDE, Hua-dong Mao1BCD

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.913180

Med Sci Monit 2019; 25:475-483

An editorial decision has been made to retract this manuscript due to breach of publishing guidelines, following the identification of non-original and manipulated figures. Reference: Hua-ming Chi, Jing-dong Du, Jie Cheng, Hua-dong Mao: Taxol-Resistant Gene 1 (Txr1) Mediates Oxaliplatin Resistance by Inducing Autophagy in Human Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Cells. Med Sci Monit 2019; 25:475-483. 10.12659/MSM.913180


BACKGROUND: Oxaliplatin (L-OHP) is an important chemotherapy regimen for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), but can fail due to drug resistance. In this study, the role of Txr1 (taxol-resistant gene 1) in oxaliplatin resistance was investigated.

MATERIAL AND METHODS: Cell viability assay was carried out using the CellTiter-Glo Luminescent Cell Viability Assay Kit. CNE1 and CNE2 cells were cultured continuously with gradually increasing concentrations of L-OHP for 6 months to establish drug-resistant cell lines. Autophagy was detected by electron microscopy. Txr1 expression in NPC cells was detected via Western blotting and real-time quantitative PCR (qRT-PCR).

RESULTS: In L-OHP-resistant CNE1/L-OHP and CNE2/L-OHP cells, mRNA and protein expression of Txr1 increased compared to the parental cells, and downregulation of Txr1 re-sensitized drug-resistant cells to L-OHP. Moreover, we found that Txr1-mediated L-OHP resistance was associated with increased autophagy. Txr1-overexpression cells developed L-OHP resistance and a high level of autophagy. Inhibiting autophagy using 2 different methods – inhibition of autophagy-related gene expression and autophagy inhibitor – attenuated L-OHP resistance of NPC cells.

CONCLUSIONS: We conclude that the detection of Txr1 might become a good indicator to evaluate the treatment and prognosis of nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Our data suggest that further investigation of Txr1 in the setting of L-OHP resistance is warranted.

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Med Sci Monit 2021; 27:e932332     https://medscimonit.com/abstract/index/idArt/932332
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