Reference : Downregulation of the TGF-beta pseudoreceptor BAMBI in non-small cell lung cancer enh...
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Life sciences : Biochemistry, biophysics & molecular biology
Downregulation of the TGF-beta pseudoreceptor BAMBI in non-small cell lung cancer enhances TGF-beta signaling and invasion.
Marwitz, Sebastian [> >]
Depner, Sofia [> >]
Dvornikov, Dmytro [> >]
Merkle, Ruth [> >]
Szczygiel, Magdalena [> >]
Muller-Decker, Karin [> >]
Lucarelli, Philippe mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC) > Life Science Research Unit]
Wasch, Marvin [> >]
Mairbaurl, Heimo [> >]
Rabe, Klaus F. [> >]
Kugler, Christian [> >]
Vollmer, Ekkehard [> >]
Reck, Martin [> >]
Scheufele, Swetlana [> >]
Kroger, Maren [> >]
Ammerpohl, Ole [> >]
Siebert, Reiner [> >]
Goldmann, Torsten [> >]
Klingmuller, Ursula [> >]
Cancer research
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[en] Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is characterized by early metastasis and has the highest mortality rate among all solid tumors, with the majority of patients diagnosed at an advanced stage where curative therapeutic options are lacking. In this study, we identify a targetable mechanism involving TGF-beta elevation that orchestrates tumor progression in this disease. Substantial activation of this pathway was detected in human lung cancer tissues with concomitant downregulation of BAMBI, a negative regulator of the TGF-beta signaling pathway. Alterations of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) marker expression were observed in lung cancer samples compared to tumor-free tissues. Distinct alterations in the DNA methylation of the gene regions encoding TGF-beta pathway components were detected in NSCLC samples compared to tumor-free lung tissues. In particular, epigenetic silencing of BAMBI was identified as a hallmark of NSCLC. Reconstitution of BAMBI expression in NSCLC cells resulted in a marked reduction of TGF-beta-induced EMT, migration and invasion in vitro, along with reduced tumor burden and tumor growth in vivo. In conclusion, our results demonstrate how BAMBI downregulation drives the invasiveness of NSCLC, highlighting TGF-beta signaling as a candidate therapeutic target in this setting.
Copyright {copyright, serif}2016, American Association for Cancer Research.

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