Morphogenesis and biological significance of spindle cell transformation in a spindle cell carcinoma

Eun Jung Kim, Zhong Min Che, Young Jin Park, Young Sun Hwang, Ki Yeol Kim, Da Woon Jung, Nam Kyung Jeon, Young Wook Choi, Eun Ju Lee, Jin Kim

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Abstract

Our study investigated the histogenesis and biological significance of spindle cell carcinoma (SpCC) by comparing with moderately-well-differentiated squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) cell lines. Snail mRNA expression was readily detectable in the SpCC cell line, while E-cadherin was undetectable. SpCC cells showed lower proliferative and invasive activities than two other SCC cell lines. Culturing under air-liquid interface conditions promoted squamous cell differentiation, whereas fibroblastic differentiation after submerged culture with collagen, suggesting that the microenvironment may be a regulating factor of spindle cell differentiation as well as Snail expression and spindle cell change may not always entail the invasive behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-71
Number of pages11
JournalCancer Letters
Volume275
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Mar 8

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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    Kim, E. J., Che, Z. M., Park, Y. J., Hwang, Y. S., Kim, K. Y., Jung, D. W., Jeon, N. K., Choi, Y. W., Lee, E. J., & Kim, J. (2009). Morphogenesis and biological significance of spindle cell transformation in a spindle cell carcinoma. Cancer Letters, 275(1), 61-71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.canlet.2008.10.004