"Gliobastoma, the most common adult brain tumor, infiltrates normal brain area rendering impossible the complete surgical resection, resulting in a poor median survival (14-15 months), despite the aggressive multimodality treatments post-surgery, such as radiation, and chemo-therapy. GB is characterized by hypoxic and necrotic regions due to a poorly organized tumour vascularisation, leading to inadequate blood supply and consequently to hypoxic and necrotic areas. We have previously shown that, under hypoxia GB primary cells increased the expression of stemness markers as well as the expression of the nuclear receptor PPARα and also the crucial role played by PPARs in mouse neural stem cells maintenance and differentiation. Due to the importance of lipid signaling in cell proliferation and differentiation, in this work we analyzed the expression of PPARs in GB neurospheres both in normoxic and hypoxic conditions. The results obtained suggest a differential regulation of the three PPARs by hypoxia, thus indicating a possible therapeutic strategy to counteract GB recurrencies"

Hypoxia modulation of Peroxisome-proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) in human glioblastoma stem cells. Implications for therapy.

GALZIO, RENATO;FIDOAMORE, ALESSIA;CIFONE, MARIA GRAZIA;BENEDETTI, ELISABETTA;CINQUE, BENEDETTA;IPPOLITI, RODOLFO;CIMINI, Anna Maria
2012

Abstract

"Gliobastoma, the most common adult brain tumor, infiltrates normal brain area rendering impossible the complete surgical resection, resulting in a poor median survival (14-15 months), despite the aggressive multimodality treatments post-surgery, such as radiation, and chemo-therapy. GB is characterized by hypoxic and necrotic regions due to a poorly organized tumour vascularisation, leading to inadequate blood supply and consequently to hypoxic and necrotic areas. We have previously shown that, under hypoxia GB primary cells increased the expression of stemness markers as well as the expression of the nuclear receptor PPARα and also the crucial role played by PPARs in mouse neural stem cells maintenance and differentiation. Due to the importance of lipid signaling in cell proliferation and differentiation, in this work we analyzed the expression of PPARs in GB neurospheres both in normoxic and hypoxic conditions. The results obtained suggest a differential regulation of the three PPARs by hypoxia, thus indicating a possible therapeutic strategy to counteract GB recurrencies"
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