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Modified expression of Mts1/S100A4 protein in C6 glioma cells or surrounding astrocytes affects migration of tumor cells in vitro and in vivo
Department of Woman and Child Health, Karolinska Institutet.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3402-9672
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2007 (English)In: Neurobiology of Disease, ISSN 0969-9961, E-ISSN 1095-953X, Vol. 25, no 3, 455-563 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The calcium-binding Mts1/S100A4 protein plays an important role in motility and metastatic activity of tumor cells. Recently we showed that Mts1/S100A4 is expressed in white matter astrocytes and influences their migration in vitro and in vivo. Here, we have investigated the role of Mts1/S100A4 expression in C6 glioma cells or surrounding astrocytes for migration of C6 cells on astrocytes, using short interference (si) RNA to silence Mts1/S100A4 expression. We find that in vitro, the migration of Mts1/S100A4 expressing and silenced C6 cells on astrocytes is predominantly dependent on the expression of Mts1/S100A4 in astrocytes, i.e. C6 cells preferably migrate on Mts1/S100A4-silenced astrocytes. In vivo, Mts1/S100A4-positive C6 cells preferably migrate in white matter. In contrast Mts1/S100A4-silenced C6 cells avoid white matter and migrate in gray matter and meninges. Thus, the migration pattern of C6 cells is affected by their intrinsic Mts1/S100A4 expression as well as Mts1/S100A4 expression in astrocytes. To investigate if Mts1/S100A4 has a significant role on brain tumor progression, we made quantitative RT-PCR analysis for the expression of S100A4/Mts1 in various grades of astrocytic tumors. Our data showed that high-grade glioblastomas express higher amount of S100A4/Mts1 than low-grade astrocytic tumors.

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2007. Vol. 25, no 3, 455-563 p.
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white matter, cell motility, brain tumor, transplantation, siRNA
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Cell Biology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-80461DOI: 10.1016/j.nbd.2006.10.021ISI: 000244872200001PubMedID: 17223348OAI: diva2:496376
QC 20120228Available from: 2012-02-09 Created: 2012-02-09 Last updated: 2012-02-28Bibliographically approved

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