Prolonged survival and decreased invasive activity attributable to dipeptidyl peptidase IV overexpression in ovarian carcinoma

Hiroaki Kajiyama, Fumitaka Kikkawa, Takahiro Suzuki, Kiyosumi Shibata, Kazuhiko Ino, Shigehiko Mizutani

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Abstract

Dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPPIV) is a multifunctional cell surface aminopeptidase with ubiquitous expression. Recent studies have suggested that DPPIV plays an important role in tumor progression in several human malignancies. In the present study, we investigated the correlation between DPPIV expression and progressive potential in ovarian carcinoma. We demonstrated that ovarian carcinoma cell lines with higher DPPIV expression were less invasive. Furthermore, DPPIV overexpression in SKOV3 cells, derived from serous cystadenocarcinoma, with little DPPIV expression induced a dramatic change in cellular morphology and a significant decrease in the abilities of both migration and invasion. In addition, we have also shown that nude mice inoculated with DPPIV-transfected SKOV3 cells showed significantly less peritoneal dissemination and longer survival time than those receiving the parental or vector-only transfected cells (mean survival time, 64.9 ± 4.7, 35.7 ± 2.8, and 36.6 ± 1.8 days, respectively). This evidence implies that DPPIV may functionally suppress peritoneal dissemination in ovarian carcinoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2753-2757
Number of pages5
JournalCancer Research
Volume62
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 15-05-2002
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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