Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology

, Volume 38, Issue 4, pp 861–868 | Cite as

Downregulation of Survivin Gene Expression Affects Ionizing Radiation Resistance of Human T98 Glioma Cells

  • Jicheng Li
  • Yong Han
  • Dai Zhou
  • Youxin Zhou
  • Ming Ye
  • Hangzhou Wang
  • Ziwei Du
Original Research


Survivin is a tumor-associated gene, which has been detected in a wide variety of human tumors. Previous research has shown that Survivin can affect hepatoma carcinoma cell radiosensitivity. However, little is known about the role of Survivin in ionizing radiation resistance in glioma cells. In this study, we aimed to identify the effects of Survivin on ionizing radiation resistance in glioma cell line T98. Our results showed that downregulation of Survivin gene expression and ionizing irradiation could both inhibit T98 cell proliferation by assays in vitro including CCK-8 and immunohistochemistry. The inhibitory effect of downregulation of Survivin combined with irradiation was the most significant compared with other groups. Results of Western blotting and flow cytometric analysis also showed that downregulation of Survivin combined with the irradiation group achieved the highest apoptosis rate. Experimental results in vivo by intracranial implanting into nude mice were consistent with those in vitro. These findings indicated that ionizing radiation resistance of human T98 glioma cells can be inhibited effectively after Survivin gene silencing.


Glioma Survivin Ionizing radiation Proliferation Apoptosis 


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Conflicts of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Neurosurgery & Brain and Nerve Research LaboratoryThe First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow UniversitySuzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryChildren’s Hospital of Soochow UniversitySuzhouPeople’s Republic of China

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