Salahaldin A. Tahir

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Previously it has been reported that caveolin-1 (cav-1) has antiapoptotic activities in prostate cancer cells and functions downstream of androgenic stimulation. In this study, we demonstrate that cav-1 overexpression significantly reduced thapsigargin (Tg)-stimulated apoptosis. Examination of the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3-K)/Akt signaling cascade(More)
Caveolin, a major structural component of specialized plasma membrane invaginations (caveolae) that participate in diverse cellular activities, has been implicated in the pathogenesis of several human diseases, including cancer. We showed in earlier studies that caveolin-1 (cav-1) is consistently and strongly overexpressed in metastatic prostate cancer and(More)
Caveolin-1 (cav-1) is reportedly overexpressed in prostate cancer cells and is associated with disease progression. Specific oncogenic activities of cav-1 associated with Akt activation also occur in prostate cancer. A membrane-associated protein, cav-1, is nonetheless secreted by prostate cancer cells; results of recent studies showed that secreted cav-1(More)
BACKGROUND Caveolin-1 (cav-1) is overexpressed by metastatic prostate cancer (PC) cells. Pre-operative serum cav-1 levels have been shown to be a prognostic marker for PC recurrence. This study evaluated the relationship between post-treatment serum cav-1 levels and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the cav-1 and -2 genes with risk of PC, aggressive(More)
Caveolin-1 (cav-1) is a multifunctional protein and major component of caveolae membranes serving important functions related to signal transduction, endocytosis, transcytosis, and molecular transport. We previously showed that cav-1 is overexpressed and secreted by metastatic prostate cancer cells. We now report that cav-1 gene transduction (Adcav-1) or(More)
Caveolin-1 (cav-1) is a major scaffolding component of cell membrane invaginations (caveolae). It is involved in sequestering numerous effectors and signaling molecules and has antiapototic activities in prostate cancer. Perineural invasion (PNI) is associated with decreased apoptosis of cancer cells both in human tissues and the in vitro PNI model. We show(More)
PURPOSE Up-regulation of caveolin-1 (cav-1) is associated with virulent prostate cancer, and serum cav-1 levels are elevated in prostate cancer patients but not in benign prostatic hyperplasia. In this study, we evaluated the potential of high preoperative serum cav-1 levels to predict biochemical progression of prostate cancer. The value of the combined(More)
We identified a novel mouse gene, mRTVP-1, as a p53 target gene using differential display PCR and extensive promoter analysis. The mRTVP-1 protein has 255 amino acids and differs from the human RTVP-1 (hRTVP-1) protein by two short in-frame deletions of two and nine amino acids. RTVP-1 mRNA was induced in multiple cancer cell lines by adenovirus-mediated(More)
Recent data indicating that overexpression of caveolin-1 as well as c-myc are relatively common features of advanced prostate cancer prompted us to test for potential cooperative interactions between caveolin-1 and c-myc that would be consistent with malignant progression. We used the well-characterized Rat1AmycERTM cells to show that the caveolin-1 gene is(More)
Caveolin 1 (Cav-1) is a plasma membrane-associated protein with the capacity to modulate signaling activities in a context-dependent fashion. Interactions between Cav-1 and low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 6 (LRP6) were reported to be important for the regulation of Wnt-β-catenin (β-cat) signaling. Cav-1 also interacts with insulin and IGF-I(More)