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A New Insulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Protein (mac25) and its Role in Breast Cancer and Cell Growth Control

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Final rept. 19 Aug 1996-18 Aug 2000

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Mac25 is the first member of the IGFBP-rP family IGFBP-rPl. IGFBP-rpl is expressed in normal human mammary epithelial cells HMECs and upregulated in senescent HMECs. IGFBP-rPl is not expressed in twelvesixteen breast cancer cell lines and its expression is absent in estrogen receptor positive ER breast cancer cell lines. IGFBP-rPl may regulate HMEC growth. We tested the hypothesis that IGFBP-rPl suppresses growth in ER breast cancer cells by transducing the cDNA into normal and human breast tumor cultures. IGFBP-rpl negatively regulates growth in ER breast cancer cells. Growth inhibition is independent of apoptotic regulatory pathways. We observed an initial change in cell morphology to a senescent phenotype. IGFBP-rPl may inhibit growth through senescence-associated pathways. IGFBP-rPl secreted by ER breast cancer cells exhibit two higher molecular weight proteins compared to protein secreted by ER- breast cancer cells. We were unable to determine the binding properties of IGFBP-rP1 by growth assays in presence of IGF-I, IUF-II, R3-IGF-I, and R6-IGF-II. We have detected cell-specific and gender-specific differences of IGFBP-rPl mRNA expression in male and female C57BL6 mice suggesting that IGFBP-rPl may be hormonally regulated. We would like to determine regulation of IGFBP-rPl at the transcriptional level by characterization of the promoter and have isolated two potential clones from a genomic library screen that may contain the 5end of IGFBP-rPl and a portion of the promoter sequence.

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  • Biochemistry
  • Medicine and Medical Research

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