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Data from: Screening of cytotoxic or cytostatic flavonoids with quantitative FUCCI-based cell cycle assay

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Go, Young-Hyun et al. (2018), Data from: Screening of cytotoxic or cytostatic flavonoids with quantitative FUCCI-based cell cycle assay, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.40cd5ps

Abstract

The Fluorescence-Ubiquitin Cell Cycle Indicator (FUCCI) system can be used not only to study gene expression at a specific cell cycle stage, but also to monitor cell cycle transitions in real time. In this study, we used a single clone of FUCCI-expressing HeLa cells (FUCCI-HeLa cells) and monitored the cell cycle in individual live cells over time by determining the ratios between red fluorescence (RF) of RFP-Cdt1 and green fluorescence (GF) of GFP-Geminin. Cytotoxic and cytostatic compounds, the latter of which induced G2 or mitotic arrest, were identified based on periodic cycling of the RF/GF and GF/RF ratios in FUCCI-HeLa cells treated with anticancer drugs. With this cell cycle monitoring system, ten flavonoids were screened. Of these, apigenin and luteolin, which have a flavone backbone, were cytotoxic, whereas kaempferol, which has a flavonol backbone, was cytostatic and induced G2 arrest. In summary, we developed a system to quantitatively monitor the cell cycle in real time. This system can be used to identify novel compounds that modulate the cell cycle and to investigate structure–activity relationships.

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