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Differentiation-Inducing Activity of Hydroxycamptothecin on Cancer Stem-Like Cells Derived from Hepatocellular Carcinoma.
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PMID:  21318586     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Hydroxycamptothecin (HCPT) is an anti-tumor agent that can induce differentiation in human cancer cells. Recent evidence indicates that side population (SP) cells possess characteristics of stem-like cells, and may be capable of initiating tumor growth. AIMS: The present study investigated the differentiation of cancer stem-like cells derived from hepatocellular carcinoma. METHODS AND RESULTS: Flow cytometry was used to isolated SP cells from HCC cell line (MHCC97 cells). These SP cells exhibit several stem-like cell characteristics that are distinct from the main population (MP) cells in vitro. After 3 days of induction with a low concentration of HCPT, the SP cells lost their capacity to proliferate and invade, and their tumorigenicity declined. Based on real-time quantitative RT-PCR, we also found that the expression of hepatocyte-specific markers such as α-fetoprotein, albumin, hepatocyte nuclear factor-4 and miR-122 gradually changed during the differentiation of SP cells. CONCLUSIONS: Our data suggest that a low concentration of HCPT can induce hepatocyte-specific differentiation of cancer stem-like cells from MHCC97 cells, offering a possible therapeutic strategy for the treatment of human malignancies.
Yi Zhang; Wen-Jie Song; Fu-Qin Zhang; Wei-Hui Liu; Ke-Feng Dou
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Digestive diseases and sciences     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-2568     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-2-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7902782     Medline TA:  Dig Dis Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Xijing Hospital, The Fourth Military Medical University, 17 Changlexi Road, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, 710032, People's Republic of China.
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