TITLE

Pancreatic stellate cells promote proliferation and invasiveness of human pancreatic cancer cells via galectin-3

AUTHOR(S)
Hai-Biao Jiang; Ming Xu; Xing-Peng Wang; Motoo, Yoshiharu
PUB. DATE
April 2008
SOURCE
World Journal of Gastroenterology;4/7/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 13, p2023
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
AIM: To investigate the role of pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs) and galectin-3 (GAL-3) in the proliferation and infiltration of pancreatic cancer cell line SW1990. METHODS: Human pancreatic cancer cell line SW1990 and PSCs were cultured in vitro. Supernatant fluid of cultured PSCs and SW1990 cells was collected. Expression of GAL-3 in SW1990 cells and PSCs was detected by ELISA, RT-PCR and Western blotting. Proliferation of cultured PSCs and SW1990 cells was measured by 3-(4, 5-methylthiazol-2-yl)-2, 5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay and flow cytometry. Infiltration of SW1990 cells was detected by a cell infiltration kit. RESULTS: SW1990 cells expressed GAL-3 and this was up-regulated by the supernatant fluid of cultured PSCs. PSCs did not express GAL-3. SW1990 cells stimulated proliferation of PSCs via GAL-3. GAL-3 antibody inhibited SW1990 cell proliferation, while the supernatant fluid of PSCs stimulated proliferation of SW1990 cells through interaction with GAL-3 protein. The supernatant fluid of PSCs enhanced the invasiveness of SW1990 cells through interaction with GAL-3. CONCLUSION: GAL-3 and PSCs were involved in the proliferation and infiltration process of pancreatic cancer cells.
ACCESSION #
31783858

 

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