Original Article

Inhibition of PI3K/Akt/mTOR signaling pathway enhances the sensitivity of the SKOV3/DDP ovarian cancer cell line to cisplatin in vitro

Yunlang Cai, Xiaoqiang Tan, Jun Liu, Yang Shen, Di Wu, Mulan Ren, Peilin Huang, Dandan Yu


The activation of the PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway plays a key role in ovarian cancer tumorigenesis, progression and chemotherapy resistance. This study aimed to explore the possible mechanism that PI-103, a dual inhibitor of phosphatidylinositide 3-kinase and mTOR, enhances the sensitivity of SKOV3/DDP ovarian cancer cell line to cisplatin chemotherapy. The results showed that PI- 103 could significantly increase the sensitivity of SKVO3/DDP cells to cisplatin through inhibiting the activation of PI3K/Akt/mTOR signaling pathway and inducing cell cycle arrest and apoptosis.