Involvement of Bid in the crosstalk between ferroptotic agent-induced ER stress and TRAIL-induced apoptosis

Jin Hong Kim, Abdo J. Najy, Jian Li, Xu Luo, Hyeong Reh C. Kim, Mohammad Haroon Asif Choudry, Yong J. Lee

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Abstract

Tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) induces death receptor-mediated extrinsic apoptosis, specifically in cancer cells, and Bid (BH3-interacting domain death agonist) plays an important role in TRAIL-induced apoptosis. Ferroptosis is a newly defined form of regulated cell death known to be distinct from other forms of cell death. However, our previous studies have shown that ferroptosis shares common pathways with other types of programmed cell death such as apoptosis. In this study, we investigated the role of Bid in the crosstalk between the ferroptotic agent-induced endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress response and TRAIL-induced apoptosis. When human colorectal carcinoma HCT116 cells were treated with the ferroptosis-inducing agents artesunate and erastin in combination with TRAIL, TRAIL-induced activation of caspase-8 was enhanced, and subsequently, the truncation of Bid was increased. Similar results were observed when ovarian adenocarcinoma OVCAR-3 cells were treated with the ferroptotic agents in combination with TRAIL. Results from studies with Bid mutants reveal that the truncation of Bid and the presence of intact BH3 domains are critical for synergistic apoptosis. Nonfunctional Bid mutants were not able to activate the mitochondria-dependent apoptosis pathway, which is required for the conversion of p19 to p17, the active form of caspase-3. These results indicate that Bid plays a critical role in the crosstalk between the ferroptotic agent-induced ER stress response and TRAIL-induced apoptosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4180-4196
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Cellular Physiology
Volume237
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2022

Keywords

  • Bid
  • TRAIL cytotoxicity
  • apoptosis
  • endoplasmic reticulum stress
  • ferroptosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology

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