Inflammation Endows Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Cells with Similar Physical Properties to Prostate Cancer Cells

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

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Author(s)

  • Na LIU
  • Ziheng CHEN
  • Da LUO
  • Qiuhong ZHAO
  • Tao YUE
  • Yuanyuan LIU
  • Xiaomao LI
  • Chen YANG
  • Haowen JIANG

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Original languageEnglish
Article number9399259
Pages (from-to)52-58
Journal / PublicationIEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology
Volume2
Online published8 Apr 2021
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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Abstract

Although inflammation is considered an important factor for promoting carcinogenesis, further evidence is still needed to draw definitive conclusions on its role in prostate cancer (PCa) development and progression. This study characterized the radius, specific membrane capacitance (SMC), and Youngs modulus of 20 patient-derived prostate cells, including 6 patients diagnosed with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), 5 patients diagnosed with BPH accompanied with chronic inflammation (BCI), and 9 patients diagnosed with PCa. The characterized results show that the three groups of cells possess approximate radius value. Both BCI and PCa cells show larger SMC values than BPH cells. Only PCa cells possess lower Youngs modulus than BPH cells, the stiffness of which is approximate to that of BCI cells. Additionally, experiments have testified that inflammatory cytokine, (i.e. TNF-∝) can induce the increase of cellular SMC values. The finds demonstrate that inflammation is linked to cancer promotion process and accompanied with cellular biophysical changes, providing a new insight into the effects of inflammation in promoting PCa.

Research Area(s)

  • inflammation effect, Prostate cell, specific membrane capacitance (SMC), Young's modulus

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Inflammation Endows Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Cells with Similar Physical Properties to Prostate Cancer Cells. / LIU, Na; CHEN, Ziheng; LUO, Da; ZHAO, Qiuhong; YUE, Tao; LIU, Yuanyuan; LI, Xiaomao; YANG, Chen; JIANG, Haowen; LI, Wen J.

In: IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology, Vol. 2, 9399259, 2021, p. 52-58.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

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