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Ovarian cancer is the most frequent cause of cancer death among all gynecologic cancers. We demonstrate here that lysophosphatidic acid (LPA)-induced ectodomain shedding of heparin-binding EGF-like growth factor (HB-EGF) is a critical to tumor formation in ovarian cancer. We found that among the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) family of growth(More)
Heparin-binding EGF-like growth factor (HB-EGF) is first synthesized as a membrane-anchored form (proHB-EGF), and its soluble form (sHB-EGF) is released by ectodomain shedding from proHB-EGF. To examine the significance of proHB-EGF processing in vivo, we generated mutant mice by targeted gene replacement, expressing either an uncleavable form (HBuc) or a(More)
Heparin-binding epidermal growth factor-like growth factor (HB-EGF) is a critical growth factor for a number of physiological and pathological processes. HB-EGF is synthesized as a membrane-anchored form (pro-HB-EGF), and pro-HB-EGF is cleaved at the cell surface to yield soluble HB-EGF by a mechanism called "ectodomain shedding." We show here that the(More)
BACKGROUND The expression of receptor-binding cancer antigen expressed on SiSo cells (RCAS1) is related significantly to the overall survival of patients with various cancers. RCAS1 reportedly induces apoptotic cell death in peripheral lymphocytes, which may contribute to the escape of tumor cells from immune surveillance. RCAS1 expression also has been(More)
Human multidrug-resistant K562/ADM cells showed 12-fold and 31-fold resistance to AZT (3'-azido-2', 3'dideoxythymidine) and DDC (2', 3'-dideoxycytidine), respectively. Other multidrug-resistant human cells CEM/VLB100 and AdrRMCF-7 also showed resistance to these nucleoside analogs. However, verapamil (10 microM) failed to reverse the resistance to the(More)
PURPOSE Lysophosphatidic acid, which is enriched in the peritoneal fluid of ovarian cancer patients, plays a key role in the progression of ovarian cancer. Lysophosphatidic acid can generate epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) signal transactivation involving processing of EGFR ligands by ADAM (a disintegrin and metalloprotease) family metalloproteases.(More)
Human multidrug-resistant cells, K562/ADM, KB-C-4, AdrRMCF-7 and CEM/VLB100 showed 21-, 7.5-, 105- and 3.4-fold cross-resistance to mitomycin C (MMC). The resistance to MMC in K562/ADM, KB-C-4, AdrRMCF-7, CEM/VLB100 cells was reversed by 6.6 microM verapamil. Accumulation of [3H]MMC in K562/ADM, AdrRMCF-7 and CEM/VLB100 cells also decreased by 37, 26 and(More)
CD9 associates with a diphtheria toxin receptor (DTR) that is identical to the membrane-anchored form of heparin-binding EGF-like growth factor. We determined the region of CD9 important for upregulation activity. Human and monkey CD9 upregulates DT binding activity of DTR, while mouse CD9 has no upregulation activity. Transfection of chimeric constructs(More)
Insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) stimulates the proliferation of highly metastatic NL-17 cells to a greater extent than poorly metastatic NL-44 cells, both of which are derived from mouse colon carcinoma 26. The NL-17 cells have been compared with NL-44 cells for the signal transduction pathway of IGF-I. IGF-I receptors of both cell types were(More)
Ovarian cancer is the most frequent cause of cancer death among all gynecologic cancers. We demonstrate here that lysophosphatidic acid (LPA)-induced ectodomain shedding of heparin-binding EGF-like growth factor (HB-EGF) is a critical to tumor formation in ovarian cancer. We found that among the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) family of growth(More)