Differential expression of cyclin-dependent kinases in the adult human retina in relation to CDK inhibitor retinotoxicity

Wright, Phillip, Kelsall, Janet, Healing, Guy and Sanderson, Julie (2019) Differential expression of cyclin-dependent kinases in the adult human retina in relation to CDK inhibitor retinotoxicity. Archives of Toxicology, 93 (3). 659–671. ISSN 0340-5761

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Cyclin-dependent kinases (CDKs) are a family of kinases associated predominantly with cell cycle control, making CDK inhibitors interesting candidates for anti-cancer therapeutics. However, retinal toxicity (loss of photoreceptors) has been associated with CDK inhibitors, including the pan-CDK inhibitor AG-012896. The purpose of this research was to use a novel planar sectioning technique to determine CDK expression profiles in the ex vivo human retina with the aim of identifying isoforms responsible for CDK retinotoxicity. Four CDK isoforms (CDK11, 16, 17 and 18) were selected as a result of IC50 data comparing neurotoxic (AG-012986 and NVP-1) and non-neurotoxic (dinaciclib and NVP-2) CDK inhibitors, with IC50s at CDK11 showing a clear difference between the neurotoxic and non-neurotoxic drugs. CDK11 was maximally expressed in the photoreceptor layer, whereas CDK16, 17 and 18 showed maximal expression in the inner nuclear layer. CDK5 (an isoform associated with retinal homeostasis) was maximally expressed in the retinal ganglion cell layer. Apart from CDK18, each isoform showed expression in the photoreceptor layer. The human Müller cell line MIO-M1 expressed CDK5, 11, 16 and 17 and AG-01298 (0.02–60 µM) caused a dose-dependent increase in MIO-M1 cell death. In conclusion, CDK11 appears the most likely candidate for mediation of photoreceptor toxicity. RNA profiling can be used to determine the distribution of genes of interest in relation to retinal toxicity in the human retina.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: cdk,cdk inhibitors,human,müller cell,retina,retinotoxicity,toxicology,health, toxicology and mutagenesis,sdg 3 - good health and well-being ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3000/3005
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Pharmacy
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Molecular and Tissue Pharmacology
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2019 14:30
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2022 21:34
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/69616
DOI: 10.1007/s00204-018-2376-8


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