Accession Number:

ADA463709

Title:

Molecular Characterization of Squamous Cell Carcinomas From Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 29 May 2002-31 Aug 2006

Corporate Author:

THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIV PHILADELPHIA PA

Report Date:

2006-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

93.0

Abstract:

Patients with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa ROEB frequently present with squamous cell carcinomas SCCs probably as a result of chronic blistering and extensive scarring. These tumors are clinically aggressive as they metastasize readily. The metastasis-associated protein MTA-1, a transcription suppressor, is overexpressed in several epithelial neoplasms including SCCs. Our preliminary results demonstrate that MTA1 expression is induced by activation of the epidermal growth factor receptor EGFR. As deregulation of EGFR signaling is frequently observed in aggressive epithelial neoplasms we propose to study the role of EGFR signaling and MTA1 expression in SCCs derived in ROEB patients. Our Specific Aims are to establish cell lines derived from SCCs in non-ROEB and ROEB patients, characterize the malignant phenotype of these cells as it relates to EGFR expression and signaling and to expression of MTA1, examine the contribution of EGFRMTA1 to proliferation, invasiveness, and cell survival and identity EGFRdependent signaling pathways contributing to MTA1 expression in these cells. The results from this research will provide invaluable tools for future analysis of the pathology of carcinoma cells and will ascertain whether EGFRMTA1 signaling pathways contributes significantly to the metastasis and invasiveness of SCC derived from ROEB patients.

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE