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Title: Tumour response to gefitinib is associated with EGF- and gefitinib- but not radiation-modulated EGFR expression.
Authors: Lin, HQ
Katsifis, A
Meriaty, H
Keywords: Neoplasms
Growth Factors
Enzyme Immunoassay
Cell Proliferation
Phosphorylation
Sensitivity
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2010
Publisher: International Institute of Anticancer Research
Citation: Lin, H. Q., Katsifis, A., & Meriaty, H. (2010). Tumour response to gefitinib is associated with EGF- and gefitinib- but not radiation-modulated EGFR expression. Applied Physics Letters, 30(12), 4899-4905.
Abstract: Aim: This study was conducted to explore the relationship between different treatment-modulated EGFR expression and gefitinib sensitivity. Materials and Methods: Gefitinib-sensitive (A431) and -resistant (A375, MALME-3M, and SK-MEL 5) tumour cell lines were treated with epidermal growth factor (EGF), gefitinib or radiation in vitro, and EGFR expression levels were measured by using ELISA. Results: EGF, and gefitinib treatment resulted in significantly higher levels of total and/or phosphorylated EGFR in sensitive than in resistant tumours and this was associated with gefitinib IC50. In contrast, radiation-modulated EGFR expression, both total and phosphorylated, did not correlate with the efficacy of gefitinib. Stimulation of proliferation by EGF was significantly stronger in A431 than in the other three lines, indicating sensitive tumours were more EGFR-dependent than resistant tumours for cell proliferation. Conclusion: These findings imply a potential role of EGF- and gefitinib-modulated EGFR expression in predicting gefitinib sensitivity. © 2010, International Institute of Anticancer Research
URI: http://ar.iiarjournals.org/content/30/12/4899.full.pdf+html
http://apo.ansto.gov.au/dspace/handle/10238/3147
ISSN: 0250-7005
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