2017  0,977
2016  0,799
2015  0,662
2014  0,740
2013  0,739
2012  0,637
2011  0,658
2010  0,654
2009  0,570
2008  0,849
2007  0,805
2006  0,330
2005  0,435
2004  0,623
2003  0,567
2002  0,641
2001  0,490
2000  0,477
1999  0,762
1998  0,785
1997  0,507
1996  0,518
1995  0,502
Vol 45(2011) N 6 p. 921-928;
H. Xinzhou, Y. Ning, W. Ou, L. Xiaodan, Y. Fumin, L. Huitu, Z. Wei*

RKIP Inhibits the Migration and Invasion of Human Prostate Cancer PC-3M Cells through Regulation of Extracellular Matrix

Key Laboratory of Cell Proliferation and Regulation Biology, Ministry of Education, ollege of Life Sciences, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, 100875, China

Received - 2010-10-20; Accepted - 2010-11-19

Raf kinase inhibitor protein (RKIP) plays a pivotal role in several intracellular signaling cascades and has been implicated as a metastasis suppressor in multiple cancer cells including prostate cancer cells, but the mechanism is not very clear. In this study, we investigated the effect of RKIP on cell proliferation, migration and invasion using human prostate cancer PC-3M cells as a model system. Our results indicate that RKIP does not effect cell proliferation in PC-3M cells, but inhibits both cell migration and cell invasion. In association with this inhibitory effect, RKIP down-regulates matrix metalloproteinases (MMP-2 and MMP-9), cathepsin B and urinary plasminogen activator (uPA). Also RKIP has the ability to regulate the expression of E-cadherin. But ectopic expression of RKIP does not affect the level of the Snail protein. As it has been indicated here, RKIP inhibits the migration and invasion ability of human prostate cancer cells through regulation of the extracellular matrix. These findings provide new mechanistic insight how RKIP suppresses metastasis in vitro.

RKIP, migration, invasion, extracellular matrix