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BMC Urology

, 5:5

First Online: 24 March 2005Received: 26 October 2004Accepted: 24 March 2005


BackgroundThe changes in gene expression profile as prostate cancer progresses from an androgen-dependent disease to an androgen-independent disease are still largely unknown.

MethodsWe examined the gene expression profile in the LNCaP prostate cancer progression model during chronic treatment with Casodex using cDNA microarrays consisting of 2305 randomly chosen genes.

ResultsOur studies revealed a representative collection of genes whose expression was differentially regulated in LNCaP cells upon treatment with Casodex. A set of 15 genes were shown to be highly expressed in Casodex-treated LNCaP cells compared to the reference sample. This set of highly expressed genes represents a signature collection unique to prostate cancer since their expression was significantly greater than that of the collective pool of ten cancer cell lines of the reference sample. The highly expressed signature collection included the hypoxia-related genes membrane metallo-endopeptidase MME, cyclin G2, and Bcl2-adenovirus E1B 19 kDa BNIP3. Given the roles of these genes in angiogenesis, cell cycle regulation, and apoptosis, we further analyzed their expression and concluded that these genes may be involved in the molecular changes that lead to androgen-independence in prostate cancer.

ConclusionOur data indicate that one of the mechanisms of Casodex action in prostate cancer cells is induction of hypoxic gene expression.

Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-1471-2490-5-5 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

Christy A Rothermund, Velliyur K Gopalakrishnan contributed equally to this work.

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Author: Christy A Rothermund - Velliyur K Gopalakrishnan - James D Eudy - Jamboor K Vishwanatha


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