Massie et al. - The androgen receptor fuels prostate cancer by regulating central metabolism and biosynthesis

Detailed analysis of androgen regulated gene expression in the LNCaP prostate cancer cell line. Since androgens and the AR are known to be important for prostate cancer cell proliferation and invasion we aimed to identify androgen receptor (AR) regulated genes by combining this detailed Illumina beadarray study of androgen regulated gene expression with AR ChIP-sequencing data.

LNCaP cells were grown in RPMI medium supplemented with 10% charcoal dextran stripped (steroid depleted) FBS for 72h, before treatment with 1nM R1881 or vehicle control. Total RNA was harvested every 30min for 4h and then every hour up to 24h using trizol (Sigma), quantified using a Nanodrop spectrophotometer (ND-1000). RNA samples were prepared for analysis on Illumina Human 6 v2 BeadArrays and Biotrove Realtime PCR panels according to the manufacturers protocols.

Gene expression