Geraniin inhibits bladder cancer cell growth via regulation of PI3K/AKT signaling pathways

  • Junwei Xu
  • Ning Qin
  • Yebin Yao
  • Tao Chen
  • Wenbo Jiang
Keywords: Geraniin, T24 cells, Apoptosis, PI3K/AKT signaling


Purpose: The effect of geraniin on human bladder transitional carcinoma was not clear, this study was thus intended to reveal it and reveal the mechanism.

Methods: T24 cells were treated with 5, 10, and 20 μM of geraniin and the viability and apoptosis of T24 cells were determined using thiazolyl blue tetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay and flow cytometry. The protein expression levels of Cyclin D1, p21, BAL-2, BAX, cleaved caspase-3 and PI3K/AKT pathway were evaluated using western blot.

Results: Geraniin decreased T24 cell viability and induced T24 cell cycle arrest. The proportion of T24 cells in S phase was decreased by geraniin. Besides, geraniin promoted T24 cell apoptosis and regulated PI3K/AKT pathway.

Conclusion: Geraniin appears to regulate bladder cancer cell growth by decreasing the levels of PI3K and AKT phosphorylation. Thus, this agent may be useful in the management of bladder cancer

Keywords: Geraniin, T24 cells, Apoptosis, PI3K/AKT signaling


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eISSN: 1596-9827
print ISSN: 1596-5996