Phorbol ester tumour mediated altered expression and ...
|Title||Phorbol ester tumour mediated altered expression and regulation of matrix metalloproteinase-2 in a H-ras transformed cell line capable of benign tumour formation|
|Author(s)||O. Yeung, R. Hurta|
|Journal||Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry|
|Abstract||The matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are thought to play key roles in tumour formation and malignant progression. The present study demonstrates alterations in the regulation of matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) expression in response to the phorbol ester tumour promoter, PMA, in a H-ras transformed cell line, NR3, which is capable of benign tumour formation. PMA treatment of NR3 cells resulted in decreased expression of MMP-2 mRNA levels. Following a lag period, an accompanying change in gelatinolytic activity was also found. These PMA-mediated alterations in MMP-2 mRNA levels were independent of de novo protein synthesis and involved both transcriptional and post-transcriptional events. Most notably, PMA regulates MMP-2 mRNA expression through a mechanism involving message de-stabilization. Additionally, protein kinase C mediated events were found to play a role(s) in the regulation of MMP-2 message expression in NR3 cells. This study demonstrates several novel aspects regarding the regulation of MMP-2 expression in a H-ras transformed cell line and thereby provides further insight into the altered growth regulatory programs associated with H-ras mediated cellular transformation.|
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