Expression of angiostatin cDNA in human gallbladder carcinoma cell line GBC-SD and its effect on endothelial proliferation and growth

Ding Zhong Yang, Jing He, Ji Cheng Zhang, Zuo Ren Wang

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Aim: To explore the influence of angiostatin up-regulation on the biologic behavior of gallbladder carcinoma cells in vitro and in vitro, and the potential value of angiostatin gene therapy for gallbladder carcinoma. Methods: A eukaryotic expression vector of pcD-NA3.1(+) cont aining murine angiostatin was constructed and identified by restriction endonuclease digestion and sequencing. The recombinant vector pcDNA3.1-angiostatin was transfected into human gallbladder carcinoma cell line GBC-SD with Lipofectamine 2000, and paralleled with the vector and mock control. The resistant clone was screened by G418 filtration. Angiostatin transcription and protein expression were examined by RT-PCR, immunofluorescence and Western-blot. The supernatant was collected to treat endothelial cells. Cell proliferation and growth in vitro were observed under microscope. Results: Murine angiostatin cDNA was successfully cloned into the eukaryotic expression vector pcDNA3.1 (+). After 14 d of transfection and selection with G418, macroscopic resistant cell cloning was formed in the experimental group transfected with pcDNA 3.1(+)-angiostatin and vector control. But untreated cells died in the mock control. Angiostatin was detected by RT-PCR and protein expression was detected in the experimental group by immunofluorescence and Western-blot. Cell proliferation and growth in vitro in the three groups were observed respectively under microscope. No significant difference was observed in the growth speed of GBC-SD cells between groups that were transfected with and without angiostatin. After treatment with supernatant, significant differences were observed in endothelial cell (ECV-304) growth in vitro. The cell proliferation and growth were inhibited. Conclusion: Angiostatin does not directly inhibit human gallbladder carcinoma cell proliferation and growth in vitro, but the secretion of angiostatin inhabits endothelial cell proliferation and growth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2762-2766
Number of pages5
JournalWorld journal of gastroenterology
Issue number17
StatePublished - May 7 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Angiostatin
  • Endothelial cell
  • Gallbladder carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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