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The adult stem cell marker musashi-1 modulates endometrial carcinoma cell cycle progression and apoptosis via notch-1 and p21(WAF1/CIP1).
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PMID:  21165952     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The RNA-binding protein Musashi-1 has been proposed to maintain stem cell function during development and regenerative processes as a modulator of the Notch-1 signalling pathway. Musashi-1 expression is upregulated in endometrial carcinoma, however, its pathogenetic role in this tumor entity is unknown. Here we investigate the functional impact and mode of action of Musashi-1 on endometrial carcinoma cell behaviour in vitro. Aldehyde dehydrogenase-1 activity and side population (SP) measurement by Hoechst dye exclusion revealed that the Ishikawa endometrial carcinoma cell line contains a pool of putative cancer stem cells. Musashi-1 expression is 20.8-fold upregulated in SP+ compared to SP- and equally distributed between ALDH+ and ALDH- cell pools. siRNA-mediated knockdown of Musashi-1 mRNA expression lead to an altered expression of the signalling receptor Notch-1 and its downstream targets, the transcription factor Hes-1 and the cell cycle regulators p21(WAF1/CIP1) and cyclin B1, as determined by Western blotting and quantitative real-time PCR. Flow cytometric and ELISA analyses revealed that Musashi-1-mediated modulation of these factors exerted an antiproliferative effect on the cell cycle, and increased apoptosis in endometrial carcinoma cells. We conclude that Ishikawa cells contain a subpopulation of cells with stem cell-like properties. Musashi-1 modulates endometrial carcinoma cell cycle progression and apoptosis via the stemness-related factors Notch-1, Hes-1 and p21(WAF1/CIP1), thus emerging as a novel future target for endometrial carcinoma therapy.
Martin Götte; Burkhard Greve; Reinhard Kelsch; Heike Müller-Uthoff; Kristin Weiss; Behzad Kharabi Masouleh; Walter Sibrowski; Ludwig Kiesel; Olaf Buchweitz
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2010-12-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cancer. Journal international du cancer     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-0215     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
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Created Date:  2010-12-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0042124     Medline TA:  Int J Cancer     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University Hospital, Münster, Germany.
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