Mesothelial Cell Transformation Requires Increased AP-1 Binding Activity and ERK-dependent Fra-1 Expression 1

Mesothelioma is a unique and insidious tumor associated historically with occupational exposure to asbestos. The transcription factor, activator protein-1 (AP-1) is a major target of asbestos-induced signaling pathways. Here, we demonstrate that asbestos-induced mesothelial cell transformation is linked to increases in AP-1 DNA binding complexes and the AP… (More)