Gene methylation of human ovarian carcinoma stromal progenitor cells promotes tumorigenesis

  • Chih Ming Ho (Contributor)
  • Daniel Shih (Contributor)
  • Chih Chiang Hsiao (Contributor)
  • Shih Hung Huang (Contributor)
  • Shwu-Fen Chang (Contributor)
  • Wen Fang Cheng (Contributor)

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Abstract Background This study aimed to investigate whether the DNA methylation of human ovarian carcinoma stromal progenitor cells (OCSPCs) could promote the tumorigenesis of ovarian carcinoma. Methods OCSPCs were first isolated from fresh tumor tissues and ascites of ovarian cancer patients. In vivo and in vitro experiments on the effect of the OCSPCs on tumorigenesis and the effects of DNA demethylation on the OCSPCs were then performed. Results The OCSPCs possessed self-renewal and multipotent differentiation capacity with elevated expressions of OCT4, NANOG, BMP2, BMP4, Rex-1, AC133 and TGF-β. The OCSPCs, when combined with tumor cells in vivo could promote tumor growth. The methylation profiles of tumor suppressor genes (TSGs) were significantly higher in the OCSPCs than in ovarian cancer cells (p
可用日期十一月 23 2015
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