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Silencing of the ARP2/3 Complex Disturbs Pancreatic Cancer Cell Migration.
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PMID:  23267127     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: Actin-related protein 2/3 (ARP2/3) complex is an actin nucleator responsible for actin cytoskeleton branching which is essential for efficient cell migration.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: The expression of the seven ARP2/3 complex subunits was assessed in pancreatic cancer cell lines and in normal pancreatic samples by quantitative RT-PCR. siRNA-mediated silencing was used to study the contribution of each ARP2/3 complex member to pancreatic cancer cell migration.
RESULTS: ARPC3 and ARPC4 were the most highly expressed complex members, while ARPC1B and ARPC2 were expressed at low levels. Silencing of the ARP2/3 complex subunits typically resulted in reduced cell migration capacity. In particular, silencing of ARPC4 significantly reduced cell migration in all studied cell lines, with a major impact on Hs700T and HPAFII migration (50% and 68% decrease, p<0.001).
CONCLUSION: We offer comprehensive expression data on the ARP2/3 complex members for pancreatic cancer and normal pancreas. In addition, we show cell line-specific differences in ARP2/3 complex subunit dependency on cell migratory potential, and suggest ARPC4 to be one of the key members of the ARP2/3 complex in pancreatic cancer.
Hanna E Rauhala; Susanna Teppo; Sanna Niemelä; Anne Kallioniemi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anticancer research     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1791-7530     ISO Abbreviation:  Anticancer Res.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8102988     Medline TA:  Anticancer Res     Country:  Greece    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  45-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Biomedical Technology, FIN_33014 University of Tampere, Finland.
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