Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase and NF-kappaB regulate motility of invasive MDA-MB-231 human breast cancer cells by the secretion of urokinase-type plasminogen activator.

@article{Sliva2002Phosphatidylinositol3A,
  title={Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase and NF-kappaB regulate motility of invasive MDA-MB-231 human breast cancer cells by the secretion of urokinase-type plasminogen activator.},
  author={Daniel Sliva and Maria Teresa Rizzo and Denis English},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  year={2002},
  volume={277 5},
  pages={3150-7}
}
Cell migration is a fundamental aspect of the neoplastic cell metastasis. Here, we show that phosphatidylinositol (PI) 3-kinase is constitutively active and controls cell motility of highly invasive breast cancer cells by the activation of transcription factor, NF-kappaB. The urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) promoter contains an NF-kappaB binding site, and uPA expression in MDA-MB-231 cells is induced by the constitutively active NF-kappaB. Thus, motility was inhibited by… CONTINUE READING