Estrogen enhances the proliferation and migration of ovarian cancer cells by activating transient receptor potential channel C3

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Date: Feb. 22, 2020
From: Journal of Ovarian Research(Vol. 13, Issue 1)
Publisher: BioMed Central Ltd.
Document Type: Article
Length: 4,765 words
Lexile Measure: 1470L

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Background Recent studies have suggested that estrogen (E2) plays an important role in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). However, the mechanism of E2 in ovarian cancers is unclear. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of E2 on ovarian cancers and illuminate the mechanism of E2 in promote ovarian cancers proliferation. Results We demonstrated that E2 stimulated the proliferation and invasion of ovarian cancer cells. In this study, ovarian cancer specimens were also analyzed for transient receptor potential channel C3 (TRPC3) expression; TRPC3 expression levels were higher in ovarian cancer samples than in normal ovarian tissue samples. Previous studies have shown that TRPC3 contributes to the progression of human ovarian cancer. In this study, we further investigated the interaction between E2 and TRPC3. We found that E2 stimulation enhanced the expression of TRPC3 at both the mRNA and protein levels. E2 stimulation enhanced the influx of Ca2.sup.+. Moreover, siRNA-mediated silencing of TRPC3 expression inhibited the ability of E2 to stimulate the influx of Ca2.sup.+. Conclusions In conclusion, TRPC3 plays a significant role in the stimulatory activity of E2 and could be a therapeutic target for the treatment of EOC. Furthermore, this study elucidates the molecular mechanism by which E2 promotes the proliferation and migration of EOC cells. Keywords: Epithelial ovarian cancer, Estrogen, Transient receptor potential channel C3 (TRPC3), Cell proliferation,cell migraiton

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