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Hexokinase II in CD133+ and CD133- Hepatoma BEL-7402 Cells.
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PMID:  21909686     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Hexokinase II is a key enzyme in the glycolytic pathway and CD133+ human hepatoma cells possess cancer stem cell-like properties. The expression and enzyme activity of hexokinase II in CD133+ and CD133- hepatoma cells were examined. CD133 on the surface of the hepatoma BEL-7402 cells was analyzed by flow cytometry and the cells were magnetically sorted into CD133+ and CD133- groups. CD133+ cells comprised 1.04% of the total BEL-7402 cell population. Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and quantitative real-time PCR were used to assay the expression of hexokinase II mRNA in these two groups. The level of mRNA in CD133- cells was 4.35 times greater than the level in CD133+ cells. 3,6-biphosphoglucose dehydrogenase-coupled colorimetric method and temperature-sensitive trials were applied to determine the enzyme activity of hexokinase II, which was 1.02 U/g protein in CD133+ cells and 2.47 U/g protein in CD133- cells. Hexokinase II was the major active hexokinase isoform in CD133+ cells, comprising 92.7% of the overall cellular hexokinase activity. The results indicate that hexokinase II is vitally meaningful for CD133+ hepatoma BEL-7402 cells. Hexokinase II represents a new therapeutic target for treating CD133+ hepatoma cells.
Lei Gong; Zhuqingqing Cui; Xin Yu; Yuhua Wei; Jirun Peng; Xisheng Leng
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-9-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pathology oncology research : POR     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-2807     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
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Created Date:  2011-9-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9706087     Medline TA:  Pathol Oncol Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Peking University People's Hospital, No. 11 South Xizhimen Street, Xicheng District, Beijing, 100044, People's Republic of China.
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