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Overexpression of ACE2 produces antitumor effects via inhibition of angiogenesis and tumor cell invasion in vivo and in vitro.
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PMID:  21769437     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Angiotensin II (AngII) is a multifunctional bioactive peptide in the renin-angiotensin system (RAS). Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) is a newly identified component of RAS. The role of AngII and ACE2 in the metastasis of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and the effects on matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are still unknown. In the present study, the anti-invasive effect and mechanism of ACE2 were investigated in vitro and in vivo. Results of a transwell assay showed that the overexpression of ACE2 reduces the invasive ability of A549 cells in vitro. According to the results of qRT-PCR and western blot analysis, the inhibitory role of ACE2 was mediated through the down-regulation of MMP-2 and MMP-9. Additionally, we confirmed that the overexpression of ACE2 inhibited cell growth and VEGFa production while simultaneously suppressing ACE and angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1R) expression in human lung cancer xenografts. These results suggest that the overexpression of ACE2 may potentially suppress the invasion and angiogenesis of NSCLC.
Yun Feng; Lei Ni; Huanying Wan; Liang Fan; Xiaochun Fei; Qinyun Ma; Beili Gao; Yi Xiang; Jiaming Che; Qingyun Li
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-7-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oncology reports     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1791-2431     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-7-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9422756     Medline TA:  Oncol Rep     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Respiration, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, 197 Ruijin Road II, Shanghai 200025, P.R. China.
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