Association Between Adenomatosis Polyposis Coli Functional Status and Microsomal Prostaglandin E Synthase-1 Expression in Colorectal Cancer
2009 (English)In: Molecular Carcinogenesis, ISSN 0899-1987, E-ISSN 1098-2744, Vol. 48, no 5, 401-407 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Bioactive metabolites downstream of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) generated prostaglandin H-2 (PGH(2)), in particular prostaglandin E-2 (PGE(2)), are thought to play critical roles during the development of colorectal tumors. Previous reports reveal that defects of the tumor suppressor adenomatosis polyposis coli (APC) contribute to COX-2 upregulation in colon tumor cells. We investigated whether a similar relation was present between APC functional status and the expression of microsomal prostaglandin E synthase-1 (mPGES-1), which acts downstream of COX-2 and catalyses the terminal conversion of PGH(2) into PGE(2). Surprisingly, mPGES-1 mRNA and protein levels were upregulated upon induction of a wild type-APC carrying vector in HT29 colon cancer cells, and downregulated following siRNA silencing of APC in HCT-116 cells. mPGES-1 was overall enhanced in human colorectal tumor specimens versus corresponding non-tumor mucosa and, in accordance with data on HT29 and HCT116 cells, higher levels of mPGES-1 were observed among tumors carrying wild type versus mutant APC. RNAi silencing of beta-catenin and luciferase assays regarding the mPGES-1 promoter region did not reveal a role for APC or beta-catenin/Tcf in controlling mPGES-1 gene transcription. However, RNA degradation assays in HT29 cells revealed a suppressed degradation of mPGES-1 in the presence of wild type APC, implying that mPGES-1 mRNA is stabilized in the APC wild type state. Collectively, we demonstrate a novel association between APC functional status and mPGFS-1 expression in colorectal tumor cells, being most likely related to reduced mPGES-1 mRNA degradation rate in the APC wild type state.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 48, no 5, 401-407 p.
cyclooxygenase 2, Prostaglandin E-2, beta-catenin, adenomatosis polyposis coli (APC), microsomal prostaglandin E synthase-1 (mPGES-1), colorectal cancer
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-18549DOI: 10.1002/mc.20500OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-18549DiVA: diva2:220484