WNT1 gene expression alters in heterogeneous population of prostate cancer cells; decreased expression pattern observed in CD133(+)/CD44(+) prostate cancer stem cell spheroids


Goksel G., Bilir A. , Uslu R., AKBULUT H., Guven U., ÖKTEM G.

JOURNAL OF BUON, cilt.19, ss.207-214, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 19 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF BUON
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.207-214

Özet

Purpose: Established cancer cell lines contain cancer stem cells (CSCs) which can propagate to form three dimensional (3D) tumor spheroids in vitro. Aberrant activation of WNT signaling is strongly implicated in the progression of cancer and controls CSCs properties. In this study we hypothesized that when cells were maintained as spheroids, the structure of CSCs could show differentiation between CSCs and non-CSCs.