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BioMed Research International
Volume 2018, Article ID 3972534, 9 pages
Research Article

Establishment and Characterization of a Highly Metastatic Ovarian Cancer Cell Line

1Cancer Research Institute, Zhejiang Cancer Hospital, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310022, China
2Key Laboratory of Diagnosis and Treatment Technology on Thoracic Oncology, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310022, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Feng Jianguo; nc.gro.ccjz@gjgnef and Gu Linhui; ten.haey@ugiuhnil

Received 8 January 2018; Accepted 3 May 2018; Published 25 June 2018

Academic Editor: Anne Hamburger

Copyright © 2018 Jiang Ruibin et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Ovarian cancer leads the worst prognosis among all types of gynecologic malignancies, and patients are often diagnosed at an advanced stage. Ovarian cancer also has a high rate of metastasis; however, the detailed mechanisms for ovarian cancer prone to metastasis remain unclear. In this study, we used continuous in vitro screening of the human ovarian cancer A2780 cell line to establish a cell line (A2780-M) which shows high invasiveness and motility. Compared to the parental cells, A2780-M cells express elevated protein levels of CD44, CD133, CD34, and β-catenin. A2780-M cells are also more resistant to chemotherapeutic agents SN-38 and Docetaxel. Thus, the A2780-M cell line is a new ovarian metastatic cancer cell line that expresses tumor stem cell surface markers and adhesion-related membrane proteins and is with higher motility and invasiveness.