Journal article

UV induced bystander signaling leading to apoptosis

G Banerjee, N Gupta, A Kapoor, G Raman

CANCER LETTERS | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2005

Abstract

Human keratinocytes (HaCaT) were exposed to UV (A+B) (UVA-350-400 mJ/cm2 and UVB-30 mJ/cm2) which induces apoptosis as evidenced by MTT assay, DNA laddering, Bax and Fas up-regulation. UV induced apoptotic conditioned media (6 h or earlier) did not cause apoptosis in unexposed cells. However, treatment with conditioned medium collected post UV exposure (1 h) induced Bax in unexposed cells as observed by RT-PCR. The induction of cell death was initiated by conditioned medium collected 12 h after UV exposure and the extent of death was increased progressively when conditioned medium collected 24 or 72 h post UV exposure was used. Medium collected 24 h after UV exposure also increased mitochond..

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