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Zhonghua Zhong Liu Za Zhi. 2007 Nov;29(11):838-41.

[Anti-tumor effects of chemotherapeutic drugs on human gastric cancer cells in vitro and the relationship with expression of hTERT mRNA].

[Article in Chinese]

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Department of Pathology, General Hospital of Jinan Military Command, Jinan 250031, China.



To evaluate in vitro antitumor effects of chemotherapeutic drugs, and investgate the relationship with expression of hTERT mRNA in human gastric cancer tissues.


Fresh samples of gastric cancer obtained from operation room were prepared to single-cell suspension (3 x 10(5) to 5 x 10(5) cells ml(-1)) and were separately exposed to taxol (TAX), cisplatin (CDDP), 5-fluorouracil (5-Fu), adriamycin (ADM), mitomycin (MMC) for 48 hours. Metabolic activity and inhibitory rate of the cells were determined by trypan blue exclusion and MTT assay. Expression of hTERT mRNA was detected by in situ hybridization (ISH).


The inhibition rate of cancer cells exposed to chemotherapeutic drugs was different, and that of TAX, CDDP, 5-Fu was significantly higher than that of ADM and MMC. The positive rate of hTERT mRNA expression was 90.0% (54/60) and positive cells showed resistance to 5-Fu and ADM.


Overexpression of hTERT mRNA may contribute to primary drug-resistance of tumors. Chemosensitivity tests by MTT assay may contribute to prediction of effectness in applying chemotherapeutic drugs and identify drug-resistant cases.

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