Novel human prostate cell lines derived from the transition and peripheral zones of the prostate for carcinogenesis studies

Jennifer Weaver, Cecilie Briscoe, Slawomir Kata, Chris Goodman, Horst Zitzelsberger, Ludwig Hieber, Andrew Riches

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Abstract

Epithelial cell lines were established from the transition and peripheral zones of human prostate by transduction with cdk4 and hTERT. The properties of these lines were investigated using immunocytochemical markers, ability to generate anchorage-independent colonies and by spectral karyotyping (SKY). Cells were exposed to fractionated doses of gamma irradiation to investigate their ability to transform. Cell lines were established from the transition and peripheral zones of human prostate. The expression of CD I 33, CK5, CK14, CK18, p16, PSCA, p63 and c-myc varied between the lines from the two regions. The line derived from the peripheral zone exhibited properties of a tumour line. A similar pattern was observed in two separate transductions. It was thus unlikely to be an in vitro transformation event, which is very rarely observed with human cells in vitro, and thus more likely to be derived from the immortalisation of a quiescent tumour clone. Fractionated irradiation of the transition zone cell line resulted in forming of transformed colonies. The transformed and tumour line had marked chromosomal rearrangements as demonstrated by SKY analysis. Cell lines have been derived from different zones of human prostate for studies on radiation carcinogenesis. The unirradiated cell line derived from the peripheral zone exhibited chromosomal rearrangements similar to those observed in prostate carcinoma. The cell line derived from the transitional zone exhibited a near diploid karyotype and could be transformed following exposure to fractionated doses of gamma irradiation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-128
Number of pages8
JournalOncology Reports
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011

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