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RON, a member of the MET proto-oncogene family, has been implicated in the progression of certain epithelial cancers. The purpose of this study was to determine the oncogenic potential of RON in vivo in lung epithelial cells. Transgenic mice were established using surfactant protein C promoter to express human RON in the distal lung epithelial cells. These(More)
The receptor tyrosine kinase RON (recepteur d'origine nantais), a member of the MET proto-oncogene family, has been implicated in the pathogenesis of certain epithelial cancers including lung adenocarcinomas. To determine the oncogenic potential of RON, transgenic mice were generated using the surfactant protein C promoter to express human wild-type RON in(More)
The RON receptor tyrosine kinase is a member of the MET proto-oncogene family that has been implicated in regulating motile-invasive phenotypes in certain types of epithelial cancers. The purpose of this study was to determine if RON expression is altered in primary human colorectal adenocarcinomas. Results from immunohistochemical staining showed that RON(More)
The product of the RON (recepteur d'origine nantais) gene belongs to the MET proto-oncogene family, a distinct subfamily of receptor tyrosine kinases. The ligand of RON was identified as macrophage-stimulating protein (MSP), a member of the plasminogen-related growth factor family. RON is mainly expressed in cells of epithelial origin and is required for(More)
Altered expression of receptor tyrosine kinases contributes to tumorigenic behaviors of epithelial cancers. In this study, the pathogenic roles of receptor tyrosine kinase RON (recepteur d'origine nantais) in regulating oncogenic phenotypes in colorectal epithelial cells were studied. Increased expression of RON and its variants resulted in colony formation(More)
Epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a process occurring during embryonic development and cancer progression. Using recepteur d'origine nantais (RON)-expressing epithelial cells as a model, we showed that RON activation causes spindle-shaped morphology with increased cell motilities. These activities resemble those observed in EMT induced by(More)
The RON receptor tyrosine kinase is activated by macrophage-stimulating protein, which regulates macrophage migration, phagocytosis, and nitric oxide production. We report here the inhibitory effect of RON on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced cyclooxygenase (Cox)-2 expression in mouse macrophages. In RON-expressing macrophages treated with macrophage(More)
RON is a receptor tyrosine kinase activated by macrophage-stimulating protein. We demonstrate here that RON activation inhibits LPS-induced apoptosis of mouse peritoneal macrophages and Raw264.7 cells expressing RON or a constitutively active RON mutant. The antiapoptotic effect of RON was accompanied with the inhibition of LPS-induced production of nitric(More)
The RON (recepteur d'origine nantais) receptor belongs to the MET proto-oncogene family that is implicated in the oncogenesis of the gastrointestinal epithelium. The present study aimed to determine the role of RON in regulating epithelial phenotypes in response to transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta1. Expression and activation of RON in SV40-immortalized(More)