Human embryonic stem cell-conditioned medium induces cell cycle arrest in HL60 cells by unknown soluble factor(s) in vitro
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Department of Anatomical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
Department of Immunology and Hematology, Faculty of Medicine, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran
Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran
Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
Submission date: 2017-04-21
Acceptance date: 2017-06-13
Online publication date: 2018-06-29
Publication date: 2019-11-18
Corresponding author
Mohammad Jafar Rezaie   

Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran. Tel.: +988733664653, Fax: +988716664663.
Pol. Ann. Med. 2018;25(2):224-230
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow, characterized by the rapid growth of abnormal white blood cells.

The aim of the present study was to evaluate the inhibitory effect of human embryonic stem cell – conditioned medium (hESC-CM) on the proliferation of human leukemic HL-60 cells.

Material and methods:
We measured proliferation of myeloid leukemia cell by XTT assay. Also cell cycle and apoptosis was measured by flow cytometry after the cells stained.

Results and discussion:
Our experiment indicated that the human embryonic stem cells conditioned medium has anti-proliferative effects on the progression of HL60 cell. HL60 cells were treated with conditioned medium; the results of the flow cytometry demonstrate that hESC-CM was capable of increasing apoptosis of HL60 cells and inhibit the cell cycle progression.

Our results show that Human embryonic stem cell conditioned medium contain factors that are able to inhibit the growth and inducing apoptosis of HL60 cells, which may represent a novel therapeutic approach for leukemia. However, further investigation is needed to identify the role of these factors.

This research was supported by Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences. (IR.MUK.REC.1395.25). The authors would like to thank the staff of the Cellular and Molecular Research Center, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, for their kind cooperation. Moreover, we would like to appreciate the kindness of Dr. Abas Ahmadi for his assistance.
None declared.
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