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Centre for Translational Cancer Research staff profile

Dr Kenny Chitcholtan

PositionSenior Research Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Christchurch)
QualificationsBSc(N Territory), PhD(Cant)
Research summaryOvarian and endometrial cancer

Research

My research interests are focusing on the activity of tyrosine kinases, targeted inhibitors, effects of ascitic fluid ,and anti-tumour properties of natural food compounds in the progression of advanced ovarian cancer. To understand these factors, I am using three dimensional (3D) cell cultures, chicken embryos and a syngeneic mouse model to investigate the biological activity in ovarian cancer.

Publications

Sarwar, M., Sykes, P. H., Chitcholtan, K., & Evans, J. J. (2021). Deciphering biophysical modulation in ovarian cancer cells. Cell Biochemistry & Biophysics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s12013-020-00964-9

Sarwar, M., Sykes, P. H., Chitcholtan, K., & Evans, J. J. (2020). Extracellular biophysical environment: Guilty of being a modulator of drug sensitivity in ovarian cancer cells [Short communication]. Biochemical & Biophysical Research Communications, 527(1), 180-186. doi: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2020.04.107

Chitcholtan, K., Harker, D., Simcock, B., & Sykes, P. (2020). Sensitivity of EGFR/HER-2 positive cells isolated from ascitic fluid of advanced ovarian cancer patients to EGFR/HER-2 inhibitors. Applied Sciences, 10(7), 2343. doi: 10.3390/app10072343

Sarwar, M., Sykes, P. H., Chitcholtan, K., Alkaisi, M. M., & Evans, J. J. (2019). The extracellular topographical environment influences ovarian cancer cell behaviour. Biochemical & Biophysical Research Communications, 508, 1188-1194. doi: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2018.12.067

Hassan, W., Chitcholtan, K., Sykes, P., & Garrill, A. (2018). Ascitic fluid from advanced ovarian cancer patients compromises the activity of receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors in 3D cell clusters of ovarian cancer cells. Cancer Letters, 420, 168-181. doi: 10.1016/j.canlet.2018.02.013

Sarwar, M., Sykes, P. H., Chitcholtan, K., & Evans, J. J. (2021). Deciphering biophysical modulation in ovarian cancer cells. Cell Biochemistry & Biophysics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s12013-020-00964-9

Journal - Research Article

Chitcholtan, K., Harker, D., Simcock, B., & Sykes, P. (2020). Sensitivity of EGFR/HER-2 positive cells isolated from ascitic fluid of advanced ovarian cancer patients to EGFR/HER-2 inhibitors. Applied Sciences, 10(7), 2343. doi: 10.3390/app10072343

Journal - Research Article

Sarwar, M., Sykes, P. H., Chitcholtan, K., Alkaisi, M. M., & Evans, J. J. (2019). The extracellular topographical environment influences ovarian cancer cell behaviour. Biochemical & Biophysical Research Communications, 508, 1188-1194. doi: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2018.12.067

Journal - Research Article

Hassan, W., Chitcholtan, K., Sykes, P., & Garrill, A. (2018). Ascitic fluid from advanced ovarian cancer patients compromises the activity of receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors in 3D cell clusters of ovarian cancer cells. Cancer Letters, 420, 168-181. doi: 10.1016/j.canlet.2018.02.013

Journal - Research Article

Kumar, D., Mutreja, I., Chitcholtan, K., & Sykes, P. (2017). Cytotoxicity and cellular uptake of different sized gold nanoparticles in ovarian cancer cells. Nanotechnology, 28, 475101. doi: 10.1088/1361-6528/aa935e

Journal - Research Article

Hassan, W., Chitcholtan, K., Sykes, P., & Garrill, A. (2016). A combination of two receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors, canertinib and PHA665752 comprises ovarian cancer cell growth in 3D cell models. Oncology & Therapy, 4(2), 257-274. doi: 10.1007/s40487-016-0031-1

Journal - Research Article

Lassé, M., Ulluwishewa, D., Healy, J., Thompson, D., Miller, A., Roy, N., Chitcholtan, K., & Gerrard, J. A. (2016). Evaluation of protease resistance and toxicity of amyloid-like food fibrils from whey, soy, kidney bean, and egg white. Food Chemistry, 192, 491-498. doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2015.07.044

Journal - Research Article

Tino, A. B., Chitcholtan, K., Sykes, P. H., & Garrill, A. (2016). Resveratrol and acetyl-resveratrol modulate activity of VEGF and IL-8 in ovarian cancer cell aggregates via attenuation of the NF-κB protein. Journal of Ovarian Research, 9, 84. doi: 10.1186/s13048-016-0293-0

Journal - Research Article

Hogg, S. J., Chitcholtan, K., Hassan, W., Sykes, P. H., & Garrill, A. (2015). Resveratrol, acetyl-resveratrol, and polydatin exhibit antigrowth activity against 3D cell aggregates of the SKOV-3 and OVCAR-8 ovarian cancer cell lines. Obstetrics & Gynecology International, 2015, 279591. doi: 10.1155/2015/279591

Journal - Research Article

Hogg, S. J., Evans, J. J., Sykes, P. H., & Chitcholtan, K. (2015). A method to investigate the anti-metabolic activity of anti-cancer agents on ovarian cancer cells cultured in a 96-well high throughput format. Journal of Ovarian Research, 8, 43. doi: 10.1186/s13048-015-0172-0

Journal - Research Article

Yoshida, A., Chitcholtan, K., Evans, J. J., Uemura, S., & Beasley, S. W. (2014). Provision of optimal conditions for in vitro differentiation into peristaltic smooth muscle from a murine induced pluripotent stem cell line. JSM Regenerative Medicine & Bioengineering, 2(1), 1011.

Journal - Research Article

Chitcholtan, K., Asselin, E., Parent, S., Sykes, P. H., & Evans, J. J. (2013). Differences in growth properties of endometrial cancer in three dimensional (3D) culture and 2D cell monolayer. Experimental Cell Research, 319(1), 75-87. doi: 10.1016/j.yexcr.2012.09.012

Journal - Research Article

Chitcholtan, K., Harris, E., Yu, Y., Harland, C., & Garrill, A. (2012). An investigation into plasmolysis in the oomycete Achlya bisexualis reveals that membrane-wall attachment points are sensitive to peptides containing the sequence RGD and that cell wall deposition can occur despite retraction of the protoplast. Canadian Journal of Microbiology, 58(10), 1212-1220. doi: 10.1139/w2012-099

Journal - Research Article

Chitcholtan, K., Sykes, P. H., & Evans, J. J. (2012). The resistance of intracellular mediators to doxorubicin and cisplatin are distinct in 3D and 2D endometrial cancer. Journal of Translational Medicine, 10(1), 38-53. doi: 10.1186/1479-5876-10-38

Journal - Research Article

Evans, J. J., Chitcholtan, K., Dann, J. M., Guilford, P., Harris, G., Lewis, L. K., Nagase, J., … Sykes, P. H. (2012). Adrenomedullin interacts with VEGF in endometrial cancer and has varied modulation in tumours of different grades. Gynecologic Oncology, 125(1), 214-219. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2011.12.429

Journal - Research Article

Evans, J. J., & Chitcholtan, K. (2011). Extracellular matrix proteins in the anterior pituitary gland. Open Neuroendocrinology Journal, 4, 111-119. doi: 10.2174/1876528901104010111

Journal - Research Article

Samsuri, F., Alkaisi, M. M., Evans, J. J., Chitcholtan, K., & Mitchell, J. S. (2011). Detection of changes in cell membrane structures using the Bioimprint technique. Microelectronic Engineering, 88(8), 1871-1874. doi: 10.1016/j.mee.2010.12.069

Journal - Research Article

Parker, H., Chitcholtan, K., Hampton, M. B., & Keenan, J. I. (2010). Uptake of Helicobacter pylori outer membrane vesicles by gastric epithelial cells. Infection & Immunity, 78(12), 5054-5061. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00299-10

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Chitcholtan, K., Hampton, M. B., & Keenan, J. I. (2008). Outer membrane vesicles enhance the carcinogenic potential of Helicobacter pylori. Carcinogenesis, 29(12), 2400-2405. doi: 10.1093/carcin/bgn218

Journal - Research Article

Walker, S. K., Chitcholtan, K., Yu, Y., Christenhusz, G. M., & Garrill, A. (2006). Invasive hyphal growth: An F-actin depleted zone is associated with invasive hyphae of the oomycetes Achlya bisexualis and Phytophthora cinnamomi. Fungal Genetics & Biology, 43(5), 357-365. doi: 10.1016/j.fgb.2006.01.004

Journal - Research Article

Sarwar, M., Sykes, P. H., Chitcholtan, K., & Evans, J. J. (2020). Extracellular biophysical environment: Guilty of being a modulator of drug sensitivity in ovarian cancer cells [Short communication]. Biochemical & Biophysical Research Communications, 527(1), 180-186. doi: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2020.04.107

Journal - Research Other

Chitcholtan, K. (2016). Do we have enough knowledge to win the fight against ovarian cancer? Edorium Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, 2, 1-7. doi: 10.5348/G06-2016-7-ED-1

Journal - Research Other

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