Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, Vol.480, No.3, 479-485, 2016
Histamine H-3 receptor antagonist OUP-186 attenuates the proliferation of cultured human breast cancer cell lines
Histamine is involved in various physiological functions, including its neurotransmitter actions in the central nervous system and its action as a causative agent of inflammation, allergic reactions, and gastric acid secretions. Histamine expression and biosynthesis have been detected in breast cancer cells. It was recently suggested that the histamine H-3 receptor (H3R) plays a role in the proliferation of breast cancer cells. We recently developed the non-imidazole H3R antagonist OUP-186 which exhibited a potent and selective human H3R antagonistic activity as well as no activity against the human histamine H-4 receptor (H4R). In this study, we compared the effects of OUP-186 on the proliferation of estrogen receptor negative (ER-) breast cancer cells (MDA-MB-231) and ER+ breast cancer cells (MCF7) to the effects of clobenpropit (potent imidazole-containing H3R antagonist). OUP-186 and clobenpropit suppressed the proliferation of breast cancer cells. The IC50 values at 48 h for OUP-186 and clobenpropit were approximately 10 mu M and 50 mu M, respectively. Furthermore, OUP-186 potently induced cell death by activating caspase-3/7, whereas cell death was only slightly induced by clobenpropit. In addition, OUP 186 treatment blocked the proliferation increase triggered by 100 mu M (R)-(-)-alpha-methylhistamine (H3R agonist). The use of 4-methylhistamine (H4R agonist) and JNJ10191584 (selective H4R antagonist) did not affect breast cancer proliferation. These results indicate that OUP-186 potently suppresses proliferation and induces caspase-dependent apoptotic death in both ER+ and ER-breast cancer cells. (C) 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.