BMP4 and temozolomide synergize in the majority of patient derived glioblastoma cultures

Study ID Alternative Stable ID Type
EGAS00001007095 Other

Study Description

The poor prognosis of patients with glioblastoma is partly due to resistance to standard treatment, which combines chemoradiation using temozolomide (TMZ). The concept of cancer stem cells provided new insight into tumor resistance and management, and isolated Glioblastoma stem-like cells (GSCs) which contribute to this therapy resistance. Bone morphogenetic protein 4 (BMP4) is a differentiation factor that stimulates astroglial differentiation of such GSCs, thereby reducing their self-renewal. Exposing GSCs to BMP4 could therefore sensitize them to chemotherapy with TMZ, but previous studies with various treatment paradigms have produced contradictory results in this matter. Therefore, we re-defined the optimal treatment paradigm for the combination of TMZ and BMP4 and subsequently re-assessed the inter-tumoral variability in response to co-treatment with TMZ+BMP4 in vitro. First, the simultaneous treatment was found more effective than sequential therapy. Second, after application of our optimized treatment protocol, 70% of a total of 20 patient-derived glioblastoma cultures ... (Show More)

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Batch RNA sequencing of passages 5-7 of three patient-derived monolayer glioblastoma cultures in which TMZ and BMP4 synergize. 3 biological replicates, either untreated, only temozolomide, only BMP4 or temozolomide + BMP4
Illumina HiSeq 2500 36

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