Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-4019
Strelau, J; Schmeer, C; Peterziel, H; Sackmann, T; Herold-Mende, C; Steinert, H; Weller, M; Unsicker, K (2008). Expression and putative functions of GDF-15, a member of the TGF-β superfamily, in human glioma and glioblastoma cell lines. Cancer Letters, 270(1):30-39.
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Recent studies have demonstrated growth-inhibiting effects of growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15) on different cancer cell lines invitro and on tumor growth in vivo. Here, we present data concerning expression of GDF-15 in glioblastoma. We found low levels of GDF-15 transcripts in primary glioblastoma. Thus, GDF-15 expression might be exploited as a useful indicator for distinguishing primary from other glial derived tumors. In contrast to the documented proapoptotic and anti-tumorigenic activities of GDF-15 in several cancer cell lines, our data suggest that GDF-15 does not decrease proliferation of glioblastoma cell lines, while its effects on invasiveness are not consistent.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Neurology|
|Dewey Decimal Classification:||610 Medicine & health|
|Date:||18 October 2008|
|Deposited On:||07 Nov 2008 14:10|
|Last Modified:||04 Jan 2016 10:46|
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