Correlation between E-Cadherin-Regulated Cell Adhesion and Human Osteosarcoma MG-63 Cell Anoikis

  • Lin, Ding-Sheng (Department of Orthopedics, the 2nd Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Key Lab of Zhejiang Orthopedics Science) ;
  • Cai, Le-Yi (Department of Orthopedics, the 2nd Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Key Lab of Zhejiang Orthopedics Science) ;
  • Ding, Jian (Department of Orthopedics, the 2nd Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Key Lab of Zhejiang Orthopedics Science) ;
  • Gao, Wei-Yang (Department of Orthopedics, the 2nd Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Key Lab of Zhejiang Orthopedics Science)
  • Published : 2014.10.23


Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between cell adhesion and anoikis evasion among human osteosarcoma cells (MG-63), and to further study the molecular mechanisms. Materials and Methods: Human osteosarcoma cells (MG-63) were assessed for apoptosis, and caspase-3, E-cadherin and ${\beta}$-catenin expression in EDTA and control non-EDTA groups. Results: MG-63 cells were predominantly aggregated when in suspension, and the suspended cells were more dispersed in the EDTA group. Following culture in suspension for 24 h, 48 h, or 72 h, the rates of apoptosis were $34.88%{\pm}3.64%$, $59.3%{\pm}7.22%$ and $78.5%{\pm}5.21%$ in the experimental group and $7.34%{\pm}2.13%$, $14.7%{\pm}3.69%$, and $21.4%{\pm}3.60%$ in the control group, respectively. Caspase-3 expression progressively increased and E-cadherin and ${\beta}$-catenin were decreased in the experimental group, whereas there was no change in the control group. Conclusions: MG-63 cells could avoid anoikis through cell adhesion, and E-cadherin might play a role in this process.


Osteosarcoma;anoikis;cell adhesion;E-cadherin


Supported by : ZheJiang Provincial Natural Science Foundation


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