15P - The targeting of mTOR pathway by spore-forming bacillus from Cheonggukjang, Korean fermented soybean paste to overcome drug resistance in non-small...

Date 28 March 2014
Event ELCC 2014
Session Lunch and poster display session
Topics Lung and other Thoracic Tumours
Translational Research
Presenter Jeong Kyu Park
Citation Journal of Thoracic Oncology (2014) 9 (Supplement 9): S7-S52. 10.1097/JTO.0000000000000131
Authors J.K. Park, M. Yang
  • Department Of Microbiology, Chungnam National University, School of Medicine, Cancer Research Institute, 301-721 - Daejeon/KR


Drug resistance is one of the main problems associated with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) treatment. Targeting of mTOR pathway is an attractive strategy in the development of therapeutic agents against resistant NSCLC cells. Recently, we have isolated the Bacillus subtilis (BS) as a gram-positive, spore forming, non-pathogenic bacterium isolated from Cheonggukjang, Korean traditional fermented food that might have an apoptotic effects on NSCLC cells through the inhibition of mTOR pathway. In this study, we investigated the growth inhibition effects of BS in NSCLC cell lines via molecular mechanism studies of BS induced apoptosis signaling pathway.