Objective. To compare the in vitro sensitivity/resistance to patupilone versus paclitaxel in uterine serous papillary carcinoma (USPC) with high versus low HER-2/neu expression. Methods. Six primary USPC cell lines, half of which overexpress HER-2/neu at a 3+ level, were evaluated for growth rate and tested for their in vitro sensitivity/resistance to patupilone versus paclitaxel by MTS assays. Quantitative RT-PCR was used to identify potential mechanisms underlying the differential sensitivity/resistance to patupilone versus paclitaxel in primary USPC cell lines. Results. Cell lines overexpressing HER-2/neu showed higher proliferation when compared to low HER-2/ neu-expressing cell lines. Compared to low-expressing cell lines, high HER-2/neu expressors were significantly more sensitive to patupilone than to paclitaxel (Pb0.0002). In contrast, there was no appreciable difference in sensitivity to patupilone versus paclitaxel in primary USPC cell lines with low HER- 2/neu expression. Higher levels of β-tubulin III (TUBB3) and P-glycoprotein (ABCB1) were detected in USPC cell lines with high versus low HER-2/neu expression (Pb0.05). Conclusions. USPC overexpressing HER-2/neu display greater in vitro sensitivity to patupilone and higher levels of the patupilone molecular target TUBB3 when compared to low HER-2/neu expressors. Due to the adverse prognosis associated with HER-2/neu overexpression in USPC patients, patupilone may represent a promising novel drug to combine to platinum compounds in this subset of aggressive endometrial tumors.
|Titolo:||Higher sensitivity to patupilone versus paclitaxel chemotherapy in primary uterine serous papillary carcinoma cell lines with high versus low HER-2/neu expression in vitro|
|Parole Chiave:||Endometrial neoplasms; HER-2/neu; Paclitaxel; Patupilone; Uterine serous tumors|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/06 - Oncologia Medica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||ott-2010|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.ygyno.2010.06.024|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|