IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 26 / Issue 2 / pii/2005138

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Open Access Original Research

Effects of dioxin and nutrition on cellular proliferation and dioxin- and estrogen-linked genes in ovarian cancer cell lines

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1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Gifu University School of Medicine, Gifu (Japan)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2005, 26(2), 175–180;
Published: 10 April 2005

This study was undertaken to examine the effects of dioxin (TCDD) and nutrition on cellular proliferation and dioxin- and estrogen­linked gene expression in ovarian cancer cell lines. Caov-3 and SK-OV-3 cells were incubated in a medium supplemented with 0.5- 10% fetal bovine serum (FBS). Cell proliferation was assayed with an MTT assay. Dioxin- and estrogen-linked genes (AhR, ERα, ERβ, CYPlAl and ARNT) expressed were determined with the RT-PCR method. Caov-3 cells, but not SK-OV-3 cells, were proliferated with TCDD alone with increased AhR and ERα mRNA expressions when incubated in the low FBS concentration. CYPlAl and ARNT mRNA expressions of SK-OV-3, but not that of Caov-3, were suppressed in the low FBS (under 1.0%) concentration. In the low FBS concentration medium with dioxin, AhR and ERa expression were increased with the proliferation of Caov-3 cells; CYP1Al and ARNT were stable. Each ovarian cancer cell line may have its own distinct responsiveness to dioxin depending on the nutritional state.

Aryl hydrocarbon receptor
Estrogen receptor
Fetal bovine serum
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