Jing Cui

Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wu-han-shih, Hubei, China

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Publications (6)10.2 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (bMSCs) contribute to tissue repair and regeneration. Cell fusion between somatic cells and bMSCs to form hybrid cells may have an important role in tissue repair through the subsequent reprogramming of the somatic cell nucleus. Few studies have assessed the mesenchymal characteristics of fusion-induced hybrid cells and their survival mechanisms. In this study, we investigated the effect of cell fusion on the biological characteristics of pancreatic ductal cells (PDCs) and on the survival mechanism of hybrid cells. To this end, we generated mouse-mouse hybrid cells in vitro by polyethylene glycol-mediated fusion of primary mouse bMSCs with primary mouse PDCs. Hybrid cells showed an enhanced capacity for proliferation and self-renewal compared with PDCs. No PDC had the capacity for anchorage-independent growth or invasion into Matrigel, but some hybrid cells were able to form colonies in soft agar and invade Matrigel. Expression of the tumor suppressor protein p53, which initiates apoptosis, was detected in hybrid cells but not in PDCs or bMSCs. However, the p53 deacetylase, sirtuin 1 (SIRT1), was also detected in hybrid cells, and the level of acetylated p53, the active form, was low. The addition of nicotinamide (Nam) inhibited the deacetylation activity of SIRT1 on p53 and induced cell apoptosis in hybrid cells. This study demonstrated that PDCs could obtain high proliferation rates, self-renewal capabilities, and mesenchymal characteristics by fusion with bMSCs. SIRT1 expression in the hybrid cells attenuated their apoptosis.
    Cells Tissues Organs 01/2012; 196(2):129-36. DOI:10.1159/000332988 · 2.14 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To investigate resveratrol, one of the food derived polyphenols that might be partially responsible for the beneficial effect on cancer, the in vitro antitumor activity of resveratrol against pancreatic cancer cell lines (PANC-1, BxPC-3 and AsPC-1) was examined, together with the mechanisms involved. The effects of resveratrol on the growth inhibition, apoptosis and cell cycle were assayed. The activity of caspases and the expression of Bcl-2, Bcl-xL, XIAP and Bax protein were detected. The results showed that resveratrol inhibited the proliferation of pancreatic cancer cells in a dose- and time-dependent manner. Resveratrol inhibited the cell growth of PANC-1, BxPC-3 and AsPC-1 cells with IC(50) values of 78.3 ± 9.6 μmol/L, 76.1 ± 7.8 μmol/L and 123.1 ± 6.5 μmol/L at 48 h, respectively. Incubation of pancreatic cancer cells with resveratrol resulted in cell apoptosis and cell cycle arrests. Resveratrol induced activation of caspases. Simultaneously, resveratrol regulated the expression of the antiapoptotic proteins Bcl-2, Bcl-xL and XIAP and the proapoptotic protein Bax. PANC-1 and BxPC-3 cells were more chemosensitive to resveratrol than AsPC-1 cells. In conclusion, resveratrol inhibited the proliferation of pancreatic cancer cells by inducing apoptotic cell death. There was different sensitivity to resveratrol in different pancreatic cancer cell lines.
    Phytotherapy Research 11/2010; 24(11):1637-44. DOI:10.1002/ptr.3157 · 2.66 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Increased rigidity of the extracellular matrix (ECM) is commonly associated with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The purpose of this study was to quantitate the mechanical stiffness of various hepatic tissues, evaluate integrin β1 expression, and investigate the correlation between these two factors in the development of HCC. Twenty-three normal specimens, 152 cases of cirrhosis, and 105 cases of HCC were included in this study. The mechanical stiffness of the ECM of each specimen was detected using atomic force microscopy to calculate elastic modulus (E) values. Integrin β1 expression was also evaluated using semi-quantitative RT-PCR, western blot, and immunohistochemistry. Expression of integrin β1 in HepG2 cells plated on substrates with different mechanical stiffnesses was also evaluated. A positive correlation between ECM mechanical stiffness and integrin β1 expression was detected. Expression of integrin β1 also correlated with Edmondson pathologic grade, encapsulation, metastasis, and HBV infection (P < 0.01). In vitro, expression of integrin β1 by HepG2 cells was also significantly higher when the cells were plated on stiffer substrates. Expression of integrin β1 is regulated by the mechanical stiffness of the ECM, and correlates with the invasion and metastasis events of HCC in patients with cirrhosis.
    Journal of Surgical Oncology 10/2010; 102(5):482-9. DOI:10.1002/jso.21613 · 3.24 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To investigate the expression of integrin beta 1 in hepatic cirrhosis (HC) and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The expression of integrin beta 1 in HCC, HC and normal liver tissues was detected by reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and laser scanning confocal microscopy (LSCM). The association between the integrin beta 1 expression and clinical pathological features were analyzed. (1) The levels of integrin beta 1 mRNA and protein in the HCC (1.30+/-0.24, 90.50+/-33.50) and HC (1.58+/-0.31, 123.10+/-38.90) were much higher than that in the normal hepatic tissue (0.37+/-0.08, 11.90+/-6.00) (P less than 0.05). (2) The expression of integrin beta 1 was associated with HC (r = 0.692), Edmondson pathologic grade (F = 13.618), encapsulation (F = 17.857) and metastasis (F = 38.857) (P less than 0.01). Integrin beta 1 may play an important role in the development of hepatic fibrosis, hepatic cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma.
    Zhonghua gan zang bing za zhi = Zhonghua ganzangbing zazhi = Chinese journal of hepatology 05/2010; 18(5):353-6.
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    Ren-Hu Sun · Guo-Bin Wang · Jiang Li · Jing Cui ·
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    ABSTRACT: Chemokine receptor CCR7 is up-regulated in gastrointestinal carcinomas and is significantly associated with lymphatic invasion and lymph node metastasis. This study was to investigate the role and mechanism of CCL21/CCR7 in invasion of colorectal carcinoma cell line SW480. The invasive capacity of SW480 cells was examined using Wound healing assay and Transwell assay. Expression of matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) was measured by Western blot. SW480 cells were pre-incubated with CCL21 for 2 h before exposure to VP-16 (20 ng/mL). Cell proliferation was measured using MTT assay. Cell apoptosis was analyzed by flow cytometry and Hoechst33258 staining. Compared to the control group, more cells in the CCL21 treatment group migrated into the gap at same time points; the count of SW480 cells penetrating through the membrane after the treatment of 100ng/mL CCL21 increased significantly [(113+/-7) vs. (48+/-4)] (P<0.05); and the relative expression of MMP-9 in the CCL21 treatment group was enhanced evidently [(0.83+/-0.02) vs. (0.38+/-0.01)] (P<0.05). Although CCL21 alone did not promote proliferation of SW480 cells, pre-incubation of cells with 100ng/mL CCL21 attenuated the inhibitory effect of VP-16 on proliferation of SW480 from 68.3% to 47.4%, and reduced the apoptotic rate from (65.2+/-5.2)% to (48.7+/-3.1)%. CCL21 enhances the invasive ability of SW480 cells, induces MMP-9 expression, and promotes the survival of SW480 cells under the suboptimal circumstance in vitro.
    Ai zheng = Aizheng = Chinese journal of cancer 08/2009; 28(7):708-13. DOI:10.5732/cjc.008.10786 · 2.16 Impact Factor
  • Renhu Sun · Jiang Li · Jing Cui · Qing Lv · Xinghua Liu · Guobin Wang ·
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    ABSTRACT: Objective To investigate the effect of Rapamycin on epithelial-mesenchymal transition(EMT) of LoVo colonic adenocarcinoma cells in vitro.
    Journal of Nanjing Medical University 01/2009; 23(1):15-19. DOI:10.1016/S1007-4376(09)60020-4