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Changes in cell membrane morphology of colon cancer cells (HCT116) after treatment with azurin derived hexapeptide 4 by AFM and STEM.

Nishita, K. P. and Manonmani, H. K. (2015) Changes in cell membrane morphology of colon cancer cells (HCT116) after treatment with azurin derived hexapeptide 4 by AFM and STEM. International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology, 4 (11). pp. 11550-11557.

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Abstract

A6-amino acid peptide fragment of the azurin molecule was observed to act on HCT116 cancerous cells and cell death was brought by apoptosis in vitro. Integrity of the cell membrane is an indispensable prerequisite for preserving the biological characteristics of a cell. In this study, changes in the morphology and ultrastructure of HCT116 (human colon carcinoma) was studied by atomic force microscopy (AFM) and Scanning Transmissiom Electron Microscope (STEM) before and after treatment with the azurin derived hexapeptide. In response to hexapeptide addition, the microstructure of the cell membrane of HCT116 cell displayed changes. With increase in reaction time, the degree of morphological changes on the surface of cell membrane increased. These changes included increase in the fluctuation of the surface components of the cell membrane, and roughness of cell. Cell viability was done by MTT assay. Analysis of the cell membrane root-mean-square (RMS) roughness showed that under the action of hexa peptide, RMS values for the cell membranes of HCT 116 cell type increased with time thus positively correlating to the reaction time. This work is of high significance for the visual diagnosis of early stage of apoptosis in colon cancer cells in response to azurin derived hexapeptide, The use of AFM and STEM can be a rapid and sensitive visual method for studying the interaction between cells and drug.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Azurin derived hexa peptide, HCT116, human colon carcinoma, Atomic force microscope, STEM, interaction.
Subjects: 500 Natural Sciences and Mathematics > 04 Chemistry and Allied Sciences > 25 Peptide Chemistry
Divisions: Food Protectants and Infestation Control
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2017 05:49
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2017 05:49
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/12812

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