Wei-Bing Xie

Southern Medical University, Shengcheng, Guangdong, China

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Publications (6)4.1 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: Cyclooxygenase-2 (Cox-2) is an inducible enzyme that converts arachidonic acid to prostaglandins, and it is hypothesized to induce carcinogenesis and metastasis in colorectal cancer. Our previous data also indicated that a higher expression level of Cox-2 was correlated with colorectal cancer metastasis. The Cox-2 protein was detected in the glandular cavity of colorectal cancer and the surrounding interstitial tissues. The usefulness of the Cox-2 gene as a gene therapy target and diagnostic marker remains unknown. In this study, a method using immuno-PCR and real-time PCR followed by supramolecular immunobead real-time PCR was established and used to detect the expression of Cox-2 in serum samples of nude mice with colorectal carcinoma. In addition, we established a Cox-2 gene stable knockdown colorectal cell line (SW480-EGFP-Cox-2 shRNA) using lentiviral vector-mediated RNA interference (RNAi) technology and established an imageable colorectal cancer metastasis mouse model. We found that the proliferation, invasion and tumorigenesis of SW480-EGFP-Cox-2 shRNA cells were attenuated compared with SW480 cells. In vivo experiments also demonstrated that angiogenesis in the Cox-2 knockdown colorectal cancer cells was decreased. The whole body optical imaging revealed that the SW480-EGFP-Cox-2 shRNA cells had an abrogated ability to develop metastases in the lymph nodes, lungs or liver in vivo. The improved immunobead PCR assay detected significantly lower Cox-2 protein levels in the serum samples of the SW480-EGFP-Cox-2 shRNA group compared with those of the SW480-EGFP-Cox-2-Ctrl shRNA group. In conclusion, our results indicated that the knockdown of Cox-2 expression suppressed the proliferation and invasion of colorectal cancer cells both in vitro and in vivo. This study also demonstrated that silencing Cox-2 in vivo reduced the metastastic potential of colorectal cancer. Thus, Cox-2 is a promising marker for the diagnosis of colorectal metastasis and a potential therapeutic target for colorectal cancer.
    Oncology Reports 06/2012; 28(3):977-84. · 2.30 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To establish a nude mouse model of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) lymph node metastasis and screen the signature genes associated with the metastasis. The NPC 5-8F-EGFP cells were inoculated into nude mice, from which a 5-8F-LN cell line with lymph node metastasis potential was obtained. The lymphatic metastasis-related signature genes of breast cancer and head and neck squamous cell carcinoma were screened by data mining method. The NPC cell lines 5-8F and 6-10B showed 307 differentially expressed genes by microarray analysis, from which 20 overlapping genes were identified, and 3 overexpressed genes were found with probable metastasis potential, namely the ADM, IRF1, and CAV1 genes. Quantitative RT-PCR validated the data mining results in the 5-8F-EGFP, 6-10B-EGFP, NP69, and 5-8F-LN cell lines. The 3 NPC cell lines 5-8F-EGFP, 6-10B-EGFP and 5-8F-LN showed significantly higher expressions of IRF1 than NP69 cells (P=0.008, 0.022, and 0.006, respectively. The expression level of CAV1 in 5-8F-EGFP cells was significantly higher than that in 6-10B-EGFP cells (P=0.014), but ADM expression showed no significant difference between the 4 cell lines. IRF1 may play an important role in the progression of NPC. The overexpression of CAV1 in 5-8F-EGFP cells can be associated with the high metastatic potential of the cells.
    Nan fang yi ke da xue xue bao = Journal of Southern Medical University 10/2008; 28(9):1519-22.
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    ABSTRACT: To investigate cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) expression of in colorectal carcinoma cell lines and tissues and its clinical implications. SP immunohistochemistry was used to detect COX-2 protein in SW480 and SW620 cell lines and 50 primary colorectal carcinoma and 50 lymphoma metastasis carcinoma specimens. Real-time PCR was used to detect COX-2 mRNA expression in SW480 and SW620 cell lines. SW480 and SW620 cell lines both highly expressed COX-2. The positive expression levels of COX-2 increased significantly in lymph node metastatic carcinoma in comparison with primary colorectal carcinoma (P<0.05). The expression COX-2 mRNA in SW620 cell line was higher than that of SW480 cell line, showing a mean expression increment of 2.268 folds in SW620 cell line relative to SW480. Elevated COX-2 expression may be associated with lymph node metastases of colorectal carcinoma.
    Nan fang yi ke da xue xue bao = Journal of Southern Medical University 10/2006; 26(10):1408-11.
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    ABSTRACT: In gene expression profiling, nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) 5-8F cells differ from 6-10B cells in terms of their high tumorigenicity and metastatic ability. Differentially expressed genes from the two cell types were analyzed by combining with MILANO (the automatic custom annotation of microarray results which is based on all the available published work in PubMed). The results showed that five genes, including CTSD, P63, CSE1L, BPAG1 and EGR1, have been studied or mentioned in published work on NPC. Subsequently, we reevaluated the roles of these genes in the pathogenesis of NPC by combining the data of gene chips from NPCs versus NPs and pooled cells from 5-8F, 6-10B and CNE2 versus NPs. The results suggested that the roles of BPAG1 and EGR1 are possibly different from those reported in previous NPC studies. These five genes are likely to be involved in the proliferation, apoptosis, invasion and metastasis of NPC. A reexploration of the genes will further define their roles in the pathogenesis of NPC.
    Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica 09/2005; 37(8):541-6. · 1.81 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To evaluate the effects of amino acids (AA) on the development of in vitro cultured preimplantation embryos of Kunming mice, and define the optimal AA concentration for embryo culture. Totally 630 zygotes were collected from the oviducts of superovulated female Kunming mice, which were cultured in protein-free potassium simplex optimized medium (mKSOM) supplemented with Eagle's essential amino acids and Eagle's non-essential amino acids of different concentrations (mKSOM, mKSOM+1/16AA, mKSOM+1/8AA, mKSOM+1/4AA, mKSOM+1/2AA, mKSOM+AA, and mKSOM+2AA). The embryos cultured with the amino acids showed higher development rate to both 8-cell embryo stage and blastocyst stage than those cultured without amino acids. The correlation of amino acid concentration with 8-cell and blastocyst development rates conformed to the cubic model, with the highest development rate to both of the two stages observed at half of the amino acid concentration. Amino acids can promote the development of preimplantation Kunming mouse embryos, but excessively high concentration of amino acids impair embryo development possibly because of metabolic and osmotic pressure changes of the embryos as well as toxicity of ammonium resulting from the metabolism of amino acids.
    Di 1 jun yi da xue xue bao = Academic journal of the first medical college of PLA 04/2005; 25(3):241-5.
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    ABSTRACT: To design and clone all known and predicted coding genes of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) as the cDNA probes for preparing the microarray for EBV detection, thereby to facilitate further investigation of the pathogenetic role of EBV. Oligo 6.0 software, BLAST program and Primer Premier 5 software were employed to design and screen the cDNA probes of the whole EBV genome, whose length ranged from 300 to 600 mer each with high specificity. These cDNA probes obtained through PCR and reverse transcriptase (RT)-PCR amplification from the genomic DNA and RNA of B95-8 cells and nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) tissue were cloned into T/A clone vector, followed by identification of these probes by sequencing analysis. A total of 85 gene fragments (BWRF1 gene-contained 7 repeats of open reading frames) coding for proteins and 2 EBERs in EBV genome were successfully cloned, not including LF1 and LF3 genes that did not exist in EBV genome of B95-8 cells, which provides the basis for preparing microarray to explore the role of EBV genome in its related diseases.
    Di 1 jun yi da xue xue bao = Academic journal of the first medical college of PLA 04/2005; 25(3):246-50.