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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of temozolomide (TZM) in combination with X-rays on proliferation and migration in human glioma spheroids. Multicellular spheroids were derived from GaMg and U87 cell lines. Spheroids were treated with various concentrations of TZM (5 micromol, 0.025 mmol, 0.05 mmol) and irradiation (RT). Proliferation and migration assays were performed. For GaMg spheroids, the proliferation inhibition was 30% (RT), 71%, 79%, 85% (for various TZM concentrations) and 78%, 83%, 90% following RT+TZM. For U87 spheroids, the inhibition of proliferation was 52% (RT), 62%, 78%, 88% (TZM), and 73%, 87%, 92% (RT+TZM). Inhibition of migration for GaMg was 30% (RT), 37%, 63%, 78% (TZM), and 56%, 75%, 84% (RT+TZM). For U87, migration inhibition was 29% (RT), 48%, 52%, 67% (TZM), and 62%, 67%, 73% (RT+TZM). Radiotherapy enhancement ratio (RER) of GaMg/U87 spheroid proliferation was 1.4/1.7 (5 micromol TZM), 1.3/1.8 (0.025 mmol TZM), and 1.4/1.4 (0.05 mmol TZM). RER for migration of GaMg/U87 was 2.2/1.9 (5 micromol TZM), 1.7/1.8 (0.025 mmol TZM), and 1.5/1.4 (0.05 mmol TZM). In terms of inhibition of proliferation and migration, irradiation can lead to an enhancement of the TZM effect in human glioma spheroids, which is less than additive.
    Oncology Reports 05/2007; 17(4):941-5. · 2.30 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Multicellular tumor spheroids have been used to examine aspects of combined modality treatment since they often recreate the in vivo tumor environment much more closely than other models. The radioenhancement by gemcitabine (dFdC) on human glioma spheroids derived from cell lines (CLS) and biopsy tissue, grown as organotypic multicellular spheroids (OMS), was studied. CLS of GaMg and U87 and OMS of four glioblastoma patients were used. Radiochemosensitvity was determined using migration and proliferation assays on CLS. In OMS, histology and immunohistochemical studies of MIB-1, p53, and p21 expression were examined 24 and 48 h following treatment. Cell death (ethidium homodimer) was studied using a fluorescence cell viability assay. In CLS, combination treatment led to migration inhibition in GaMg and U87 of 85% and 62% (dFdC 46% and 52%, RT 21% and 43%) and proliferation inhibition of 83% and 85%, respectively. Following dFdC + RT in OMS (% of cases), apoptosis and p21 expression increased (50%), p53 expression increased (75%) and cell proliferation decreased (75%). Only minor morphological damage was observed. Confocal laser scanning microscopy identified an increased dead cell core after dFdC + RT (50%). In conclusion, dFdC can lead to an additively radioenhancement in CLS and individual OMS.
    Oncology Reports 02/2006; 15(1):97-105. · 2.30 Impact Factor