Medical Oncology

, Volume 29, Issue 1, pp 161–167 | Cite as

The role of XPD in cell apoptosis and viability and its relationship with p53 and cdk2 in hepatoma cells

  • Hong-yun Wang
  • Gao-fei Xiong
  • Ji-xiang ZhangEmail author
  • Hong Xu
  • Wu-hua Guo
  • Jiang-jing Xu
  • Xiang-yang Xiong
Original Paper


We investigated the role of XPD in cell apoptosis of hepatoma and its relationship with p53 during the regulation of hepatoma bio-behavior. RT–PCR and Western blot were used to detect the expression levels of XPD, p53, c-myc, and cdk2. The cell apoptosis and cell cycle were analyzed with flow cytometry. Compared with the control cells, XPD-transfected cells displayed a lower viability and higher apoptosis rate. A decreased expression of p53 gene was detected in XPD-transfected cells. In contrast, both c-myc and cdk2 showed increased expressions of mRNAs and proteins in the transfected cells. Our results indicate that XPD may play an important role in cell apoptosis of hepatoma by inducing an over-expression of p53, but suppressing expressions of c-myc and cdk2.


XPD Cell cycle arrest Apoptosis Hepatoma Viability p53 



We thank Dr. Junling Yang from Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences for enormous help. This work was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 30360037.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hong-yun Wang
    • 1
    • 3
  • Gao-fei Xiong
    • 2
    • 3
  • Ji-xiang Zhang
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  • Hong Xu
    • 2
  • Wu-hua Guo
    • 3
  • Jiang-jing Xu
    • 3
  • Xiang-yang Xiong
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Gastroenterology, Second Affiliated HospitalNanchang UniversityNanchang CityPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Department of Physiology of Medical CollegeNanchang UniversityNanchang CityPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.Jiangxi Provincial Key Laboratory of Molecular MedicineNanchang CityPeople’s Republic of China

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