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Isolation and characterization of stem-like cells from a human ovarian cancer cell line

ABSTRACT: Increasing evidence supports the existence of a subpopulation of cancer cells capable of self-renewal and differentiation into diverse cell lineages. These cancer stem-like or cancer initiating cells (CICs) also demonstrate resistance to chemo- and radiotherapy and may function as a primary source of cancer recurrence. We report here on the isolation and in vitro propagation of multicellular ovarian cancer spheroids from a well-established ovarian cancer cell line (OVCAR-3). Cells forming these spheroids display self-renewal potential, the ability to produce differentiated progeny and increased expression of genes previously associated with CICs. The spheroid-derived cells (SDCs) also demonstrate higher invasiveness, migration potential and enhanced resistance to standard anticancer agents relative to progenitor OVCAR-3 cells. SDCs display up-regulation of genes associated with epithelial-to-mesenchymal transitions (EMT), anticancer drug resistance and/or decreased susceptibility to apoptosis, as well as, down-regulation of genes typically associated with the epithelial cell phenotype and pro-apoptotic genes. Dataset includes 3 replicate cultures of parental OVCAR-3 cells and 3 replicate cultures of stem cell-like spheroid-derived cells

ORGANISM(S): Homo sapiens  

SUBMITTER: Nathan J Bowen   John F McDonald  Lilia V Matyunina  Roman Mezencev  Lijuan Wang 

PROVIDER: E-GEOD-28799 | ArrayExpress | 2011-04-23



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