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In vitro modelling of epithelial and stromal interactions in non-malignant and malignant prostates

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JournalBritish journal of cancer
DatePublished - Feb 2000
Issue number4
Volume82
Number of pages8
Pages (from-to)990-997
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

To study the effects of stromal epithelial cell interactions on prostate cancer metastasis, we have used primary human prostatic stromal cells derived from malignant and non-malignant tissues and established epithelial cell lines from normal (PNT1a and PNT2-C2) and tumour (PC-3, DU145 and LNCaP) origins. The effects of stromal cells on epithelial cell growth were studied in direct and indirect (using culture inserts) co-culture and by exposure to stromal cell-conditioned medium (assessed by MTT assay), The influence of stromal cells on epithelial cell invasion was measured using matrigel invasion chambers and on epithelial cell motility using time lapse microscopy. Results indicated that epithelial cell line growth was similarly unaffected or inhibited by stromal cells derived from malignant (n = 8) or non-malignant tissue (n = 8). In contrast, PNT2-C2 and PC-3 cells were found to be the least and the most invasive and motile epithelia respectively. Stromal cultures enhanced the invasion of both epithelial cells, but no differences were observed between the use of malignant and non-malignant tissues. All stromal cultures modestly stimulated PNT2-C2 motility but displayed a greater stimulation of PC-3 cell motility, while stromal cells derived from malignant tissue stimulated PNT2-C2 and PC-3 cell motility more than stromal cultures from non-malignant tissues, (C) 2000 Cancer Research Campaign.

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  • prostate cancer, epithelia-stroma interactions, IN-VITRO, CELL-PROLIFERATION, GROWTH-INVIVO, FIBROBLASTS, CANCER, ACCELERATION, INHIBITION, MOTILITY, PRODUCE, BENIGN

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