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The tetraspanin CD151 forms stoichiometric complexes with laminin-binding integrins (e.g., alpha3beta1, alpha6beta1, and alpha6beta4) and regulates their ligand-binding and signaling functions. We have found that high expression of CD151 in breast cancers is associated with decreased overall survival (3.44-fold higher risk of death). Five-year estimated(More)
Tetraspanin CD151 is associated with laminin-binding integrins and controls tumor cell migration and invasion. By analyzing responses of breast cancer cells to various growth factors, we showed that depletion of CD151 specifically attenuates transforming growth factor beta1 (TGFbeta1)-induced scattering and proliferation of breast cancer cells in(More)
Tetraspanin CD151 is associated with laminin-binding integrins (i.e., alpha(3)beta(1), alpha(6)beta(1), and alpha(6)beta(4)) and regulates tumor cell migration and invasion. Here, we examined the role of CD151 in proliferation of mammary epithelial cells using in vitro and in vivo models. Depletion of CD151 suppressed growth of HB2 cells, a nontumorigenic(More)
We have recently demonstrated that human TFF2 inhibits apoptosis in the non-TFF2 expressing breast adenocarcinoma cell line MCF-7. In this study we examined the impact of TFF2 and an anti-TFF2 antibody (hSP3) on the survival of other human adenocarcinoma cell lines; TFF2-positive (LS174T and SW480) and TFF2-negative (MCF-7 and T47D). Addition of TFF2(More)
OBJECTIVES The study aimed to assess the role of CD151-integrin α3β1 (INGA3) complex as a potential prognostic indicator in OSCC and to examine whether mapping of its expression in the invasive front separately from that in the rest of the tumour would have an impact on the predictive value of the results. CD151/INGA3 profiles were compared with that of(More)
Integrin α3β1 regulates adhesive interactions of cells with laminins and have a critical role in adhesion-dependent cellular responses. Here, we examined the role of α3β1-integrin in ErbB2-dependent proliferation of breast cancer cells in three-dimensional laminin-rich extracellular matrix (3D lr-ECM). Depletion of α3β1 in ErbB2-overexpressing breast cancer(More)
Transmembrane proteins of the tetraspanin superfamily are implicated in a broad spectrum of cellular processes in many biological systems in both health and disease. Tetraspanins form specialized membrane microdomains on the cell surface which control cell proliferation and migration through various adhesion and growth factor receptors. Recent extensive(More)
Originally identified as a molecular organizer of interacting proteins into tetraspanin-enriched microdomains, the tetraspanin CD151 has now been shown to be involved in tumour progression. Increasing evidence emerging from in vitro, in vivo and clinical analyses implicates this tetraspanin in supporting growth of various types of tumours at different(More)
To investigate the potential functional cooperation between p27Kip1 and p130 in vivo, we generated mice deficient for both p27Kip1 and p130. In p27Kip1-/-; p130-/- mice, the cellularity of the spleens but not the thymi is significantly increased compared with that of their p27Kip1-/- counterparts, affecting the lymphoid, erythroid, and myeloid compartments.(More)
The acute phase response is strictly connected with modulation of gene expression. Transcriptional control of many genes is mediated by binding of diverse transcription factors to cis-acting DNA motifs in the respective promoter sequence. We now describe such regulatory elements for the TFF3 gene coding for a peptide involved in response to gut irritation.(More)