Lu-lu Chen

Nanjing University, Nanjing, Jiangsu Sheng, China

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    ABSTRACT: To investigate the effects of high glucose on expression of matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) and extracellular matrix metalloproteinase inducer (EMMPRIN) in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). HUVECs were cultured in DMEM media containing high glucose with or without polyphenols for 24 hours respectively. The activity of MMP-2 in the supernatant was detected by zymography. The expression of MMP-2 mRNA and protein in HUVECs were detected by RT-PCR and Western blot respectively. The expression of EMMPRIN mRNA and protein in the cells were determined by RT-PCR as well as immunocytochemistry and Western blot respectively. The expression of MMP-2 and EMMPRIN mRNA were suppressed by a high concentration of glucose. Both the MMP-2 activity and protein level of EMMPRIN expression were also significantly decreased. Polyphenols abolished all the above changes of HUVECs induced by a high glucose level (P < 0.05). An acute high glucose stimulation down-regulates the activity of MMP-2, the expressions of MMP-2 and EMMPRIN at RNA and protein levels in the endothelial cells, which may play an important roles in diabetic vascular complications in the early phase. Polyphenols treatment can diminish the detrimental effects of high glucose on HUVECs.
    Zhonghua bing li xue za zhi Chinese journal of pathology 08/2009; 38(8):532-6.
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    ABSTRACT: To investigate the impact of intracellular interaction between fibroblasts and colorectal cancer cells on the expression of insulin growth factor binding protein7 (IGFBP7). Colorectal cancer cells SW480 were cultured with or without fibroblasts HELF cells in RPMI 1640 medium for 0 h, 48 h, 7 2 h and 96 h, respectively. By RT-PCR and immunohistochemical staining methods,the expression of IGFBP7 was detected in mono-and co-cultured cells. When SW480 cells were co-cultured with HELF cells, IGFBP7 expression in SW480 cells was significantly upregulated. Furthermore, IGFBP7 was induced in HELF cells both at mRNA and protein levels, which did not express when cells were mono-cultured. Conclusion: Fibroblasts-colorectal cancer cells interaction induces the expression of IGFBP7, which indicates tumor-stroma interactions may play an important role in colorectal cancer development.
    Zhejiang da xue xue bao. Yi xue ban = Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical sciences 04/2009; 38(2):151-7.
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    ABSTRACT: To investigate the expression of extracellular matrix metalloproteinase inducer gene (EMMPRIN) regulated by the interactions between fibroblasts and colon cancer cells, and to study its role in the invasion and metastasis of colon cancer. Colon cancer cells (SW480) were co-cultured with fibroblasts (HELF) in RPMI 1640 media for 0, 12, 24 and 48 hours. The expression of EMMPRIN in SW480 cells and HELF cells was documented by RT-PCR and immunocytochemistry. The mRNA and protein expressions of EMMPRIN in SW480 cells were remarkably increased by the co-culturing with HELF cells. Although without the endogenous expression, HELF cells began to express EMMPRIN in a time-dependent manner after being co-cultured with SW480 cells. Intercellular interactions between colon cancer cells and fibroblasts not only up-regulate the EMMPRIN expression in SW480 cells, but also induce its expression in HELF cells. Such interactions may play a crucial role in the invasion and metastasis of colon cancer.
    Zhonghua bing li xue za zhi Chinese journal of pathology 12/2007; 36(11):764-7.