Research Paper Volume 12, Issue 1 pp 122—137
PRDX5 as a novel binding partner in Nrf2-mediated NSCLC progression under oxidative stress
- 1 Department of Thoracic Surgery, Affiliated Hospital of Nantong University, Nantong 226001, Jiangsu, China
Received: May 19, 2019 Accepted: December 5, 2019 Published: January 3, 2020https://doi.org/10.18632/aging.102605
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Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is one of the most common malignant tumors in the world. Reactive oxidative species (ROS) and nuclear factor-related factor 2 (Nrf2) -antioxidant response element (ARE) signal pathway are known to play important roles in the development of NSCLC. In this study, we identified Peroxiredoxin 5 (PRDX5) as a novel binding partner for Nrf2. PRDX5 was significantly increased in human NSCLC specimens and cell lines. Nrf2 interacted with PRDX5 in H2O2-stimulated NCSLC cells, and the interaction promoted the expression of NAD(P)H: quinone oxidoreductase 1 (NQO1) protein in NSCLC cells. Further, high expression of Nrf2 and PRDX5 were associated with worsened prognosis in patients with NSCLC significantly. Moreover, animal studies showed that the growth of tumors treated with Nrf2 and PRDX5 shRNA was significantly lower than that of the other groups. All these data indicated that overexpressed PRDX5 in NSCLC promoted binding with Nrf2 and enhanced NQO1 expression and NSCLC development. Overall, our studies demonstrated that PRDX5 can be a novel binding partner of Nrf2 in promoting NCSLC development under oxidative stress and provide potential opportunity for improving NSCLC therapy.