Stimulation of CD40 inhibits Fas- or chemotherapy-mediated apoptosis and increases cell motility in human gastric carcinoma cells.

Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Fumiaki Tanaka, Noriaki Sadanaga, Mitsuhiko Ohta, Hiroshi Inoue, Masaki Mori

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿学術誌査読

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The widespread expression of CD40, a member of the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor (TNFR) superfamily, is likely to account for the central role of CD40 in the regulation of humoral immunity and host defense. Interestingly, the expression of the CD40 in various types of carcinoma cells was often observed and conveys signals regulating diverse cellular responses, ranging from proliferation to growth suppression. Thus, the biologic role of the CD40-CD40L interaction in solid tumors is still controversial. In this study, we investigated the expression and function of the CD40 in gastric carcinoma cells. In 3-4,5 dimethylthiozol-2-yl-2,5-diphenyl tetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay and Annexin V/propidium iodide staining, CD40 stimulation using a soluble form of CD40 ligand did not affect cell viability, but significantly inhibited Fas-mediated or chemotherapy-mediated apoptosis in three CD40-positive gastric cancer cell lines. Moreover, in migration assay, CD40 stimulation induced an elevation of cell motility in CD40-positive gastric carcinoma cells. Our results show that the CD40 expression on gastric carcinoma makes cells less vulnerable to apoptosis induced by Fas or chemotherapy. These results suggest that the CD40 expression on gastric carcinoma may be associated with cell survival and elevation of cell motility.

本文言語英語
ページ(範囲)1697-1702
ページ数6
ジャーナルInternational journal of oncology
23
6
DOI
出版ステータス出版済み - 12月 2003

!!!All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 腫瘍学
  • 癌研究

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