Modified expression of Mts1/S100A4 protein in C6 glioma cells or surrounding astrocytes affects migration of tumor cells in vitro and in vivo
2007 (English)In: Neurobiology of Disease, ISSN 0969-9961, E-ISSN 1095-953X, Vol. 25, no 3, 455-463 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The calcium-binding Mtsl/S100A4 protein plays an important role in motility and metastatic activity of tumor cells. Recently we showed that Mts1/S100A4 is expressed in white matter astrocytes and influences their migration in vitro and in vivo. Here, we have investigated the role of Mts1/S100A4 expression in C6 glioma cells or surrounding astrocytes for migration ofC6 cells on astrocytes, using short interference (si) RNA to silence Mtsl/S100A4 expression. We find that in vitro, the migration of Mts1/S100A4 expressing and silenced C6 cells on astrocytes is predominantly dependent on the expression of Mts1/S100A4 in astrocytes, i.e. C6 cells preferably migrate on Mts1/S100A4-silenced astrocytes. In vivo, Mtsl/S100A4-positive C6 cells preferably migrate in white matter. In contrast Mts1/S100A4-silenced C6 cells avoid white matter and migrate in gray matter and meninges. Thus, the migration pattern ofC6 cells is affected by their intrinsic Mtsl/S100A4 expression as well as Mtsl/S100A4 expression in astrocytes. To investigate if Mts1/S100A4 has a significant role on brain tumor progression, we made quantitative RT-PCR analysis for the expression of S100A4/Mtsl in various grades of astrocytic tumors. Our data showed that high-grade glioblastomas express higher amount of S100A4/Mtsl than low-grade astrocytic tumors.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 25, no 3, 455-463 p.
White matter, Cell motility, Brain tumor, Transplantation, siRNA
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-11870DOI: 10.1016/j.nbd.2006.10.021ISI: 000244872200001PubMedID: 17223348OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-11870DiVA: diva2:39639