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Comparison between cells and cancer stem-like cells isolated from glioblastoma and astrocytoma on expression of anti-apoptotic and multidrug resistance-associated protein genes

F Jin, L Zhao, H-Y Zhao, S-G Guo, J Feng, X-B Jiang, S-L Zhang, Y-J Wei, R Fu, J-S Zhao
Neuroscience 2008 June 23, 154 (2): 541-50
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This study is to explore and compare the features of the cells and cancer stem-like cells (CSCs) isolated from both glioblastoma and astrocytoma on expression of anti-apoptotic and multidrug resistance-associated protein (MRP) genes. As a result, the mRNA expression of livin, livinalpha and MRP1 was up-regulated in human CSCs from 2 times to 85 times, but the gene expression of MRP3 was down-regulated from 0.09 times to 0.5 times. After just differentiation the mRNA expression of livin, livinalpha and MRP3 was up-regulated from 9 times to 64 times, but the mRNA expression of MRP1 was down-regulated from 0.01 times to 0.03 times. It is a rare report that glioma stem-like cells can be induced successfully from a grade 2-3 astrocytoma tissue. The properties of glioblastoma and astrocytoma stem-like cells on anti-apoptotic and MRP genes are: anti-apoptotic gene livin and survivin are elevated in CSCs but are the most increased in just differentiated CSCs; MRP1 gene is significantly increased and MRP3 is decreased in CSCs, but when differentiating the MRP3 gene starts a remarkable increase in CSCs; the expression of anti-apoptotic and MRP genes shows no differences between the CSCs isolated from glioblastoma and astrocytoma tissues.

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