Bcl-XL prevents serum deprivation-induced oxidative stress mediated by Romo1

Seung Baek Lee, Hyung Jung Kim, Jungar Shin, Sung Tae Kang, Seongman Kang, Young D.O. Yoo

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B-cell lymphoma-extra large (Bcl-XL) has been known to suppress serum deprivation-induced cell death, while reactive oxygen species modulator 1 (Romol) is responsible for a serum deprivation-induced increase in reactive oxygen species (ROS). Therefore, we investigated whether Bcl-XL expression could inhibit the serum deprivation-induced increase in ROS and cell death, which are mediated by Romol. We found that Bcl-XL expression effectively blocked serum deprivation- and Romol-triggered ROS generation. Bcl-XL also inhibited apoptotic cell death induced by both serum deprivation and oxidative stress. From these results, we suggest that increased Bcl-XL expression, which is observed in many cancer cells, confers resistance to oxidative stress in the cancer cells by suppressing Romol-mediated oxidative stress.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1337-1342
Number of pages6
JournalOncology reports
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2011


  • B-cell lymphoma-extra large
  • Reactive oxygen species
  • Reactive oxygen species modulator 1
  • Serum deprivation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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