Alexandra Rowe

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Down-regulation of the KAI1 (CD82) metastasis suppressor is common in advanced human cancer, but underlying mechanism(s) regulating KAI1 expression are only now being elucidated. Recent data provide evidence that low levels of KAI1 mRNA in LNCaP cells are caused by binding of beta-catenin/Reptin complexes to a specific motif in the proximal promoter, which(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between the expression of the cancer metastasis suppressor gene KAI1 and MMP-2 and MMP-9 in human bladder cancer cell lines that express variable levels of KAI1. MATERIALS AND METHODS Five bladder cancer cell lines (BL-28/0, BL-13/0, BL-17/0/×1, B10, and D2) were grown in standard culture conditions. Gelatinase(More)
KITENIN is a newly identified binding partner of the KAI1/CD82 metastasis suppressor. Recent studies using a mouse model of colon cancer, have suggested that KITENIN might be a metastasis enhancer whose functions are modulated by an interaction with KAI1/CD82. To begin exploration of the possible importance of KITENIN to human cancer, we examined KITENIN(More)
Few treatment options exist for metastatic prostate cancer (PC) that becomes hormone refractory (HRPC). In vitro, plant-derived MINA-05 caused dose-dependent decreases in cell numbers in HRPC cell lines LNCaP-C4-2B and PC-3, and in androgen-sensitive LNCaP-FGC, DuCaP, and LAPC-4, by WST-1 assay. MINA-05 pretreatment significantly decreased clonogenic(More)
Levels of the KAI1 metastasis suppressor are reduced in advanced stages of many human cancers, leading to the loss of KAI1 function. A recent study has suggested that the loss of KAI1 function may also occur via alternative splicing of KAI1 mRNA which deletes an exon encoding a critical 28 amino acids from the protein. Using PCR, 20 bladder tumours at(More)
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