Accession Number:

ADA413314

Title:

The Role of Stat3 Activation in Androgen Receptor Signaling and Prostate Cancer

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 1 Jul 2001-30 Jun 2002

Corporate Author:

PITTSBURGH UNIV PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Most prostate cancer patients respond initially to androgen ablation and antiandrogen therapy. However, virtually all patients will relapse due to acquisition of the growth of the androgen-independent tumor cells. The molecular mechanism characterizing prostate cancer progression from androgen-dependence to androgen- independence is incompletely understood. We propose that Signal Transducers and Activators of Transcription 3 Stat3 both regulates the expression of Stat3 target genes, and interacts with AR in prostate cancer cells. The experiments proposed in this application are based upon the hypothesis that Stat3 activation alters androgen receptor signaling pathways, that in turn results in the loss of growth control in prostate cancer cells. We propose to determine the consequence of Stat3 activation in prostate cancer cell growth and to determine the molecular basis of Stat3 interactions with androgen receptor signaling.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE