Dopamine D2 receptor agonists inhibit lung cancer progression by reducing angiogenesis and tumor infiltrating myeloid derived suppressor cells.

Abstract

We sought to determine whether Dopamine D2 Receptor (D2R) agonists inhibit lung tumor progression and identify subpopulations of lung cancer patients that benefit most from D2R agonist therapy. We demonstrate D2R agonists abrogate lung tumor progression in syngeneic (LLC1) and human xenograft (A549) orthotopic murine models through inhibition of tumor angiogenesis and reduction of tumor infiltrating myeloid derived suppressor cells. Pathological examination of human lung cancer tissue revealed a positive correlation between endothelial D2R expression and tumor stage. Lung cancer patients with a smoking history exhibited greater levels of D2R in lung endothelium. Our results suggest D2R agonists may represent a promising individualized therapy for lung cancer patients with high levels of endothelial D2R expression and a smoking history.

DOI: 10.1016/j.molonc.2014.08.008

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@article{Hoeppner2015DopamineDR, title={Dopamine D2 receptor agonists inhibit lung cancer progression by reducing angiogenesis and tumor infiltrating myeloid derived suppressor cells.}, author={Luke H. Hoeppner and Ying Wang and Anil K. Sharma and Naureen Javeed and Virginia P. Van Keulen and Enfeng Wang and Ping Yang and Anja Christiane Roden and Tobias Peikert and J. Molina and Debabrata Mukhopadhyay}, journal={Molecular oncology}, year={2015}, volume={9 1}, pages={270-81} }