Publications (2)1.84 Total impact
Article: VEGF induces angiogenesis in a zebrafish embryo glioma model established by transplantation of human glioma cells.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Zebrafish (Danio rerio) is becoming an increasingly popular vertebrate cancer model. In this study, we established a xenotransplanted zebrafish embryo glioma model to further investigate the molecular mechanisms of tumor angiogenesis. We find that the glioma cell line U87 can survive, proliferate and induce additional SIV branches in zebrafish embryos. In addition, by the means of in situ hybridization and quantitive RT-PCR analyses we find that the transplanted U87 cells can induce the ectopic zebrafish vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF A) and its receptor VEGFR2/KDR mRNA expression and increase their expression levels, resulting in additional SIV branches.Oncology Reports 06/2012; 28(3):937-42. · 1.84 Impact Factor
Article: Recombinant adenovirus-mediated vascular endothelial growth factor gene transfer attenuates hypoxia-induced apoptosis of neural stem cells in vitro.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: To study the effects of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) gene transfer on hypoxia-induced apoptosis of neural stem cells in vitro. C17.2 neural stem cells cultured in vitro were infected by recombinant adenovirus containing VEGF gene and cultured under hypoxic condition. VEGF expression in these cells was detected by Western blotting, and the apoptotic index was calculated from results of triphosphate-biotin nick end-labeling (TUNEL) assay. Flow cytometry was employed to examine the changes in the cell apoptotic rate after VEGF gene transfer, and the apoptotic bodies were observed under fluorescence microscope with Hoechst33342 staining. The expression of VEGF was significantly increased in pAdCMV VEGF(165)-infected cells, resulting in inhibition of the apoptosis of C17.2 neural stem cells induced by hypoxia manifested by a significantly lower apoptotic rate of the stem cells transfected by pAdCMV VEGF(165) than that of the untransfected cells (10.38%;+/-0.48%; vs 19.98 %;+/-0.55%;, P<0.01) and of the cells transfected with pAdCMV VEGF(165) along with VEGF anti-sense oligodeoxynucleotide (19.07%;+/-0.64%;, <0.01) after hypoxia. Recombinant adenovirus can efficiently mediate VEGF gene transfer into C17.2 neural stem cells, resulting in high expression of the exogenous VEGF in vitro, which effectively reduces C17.2 neural stem cell apoptosis induced by hypoxia.Di 1 jun yi da xue xue bao = Academic journal of the first medical college of PLA 04/2005; 25(4):366-70.