Cell motility and invasion are crucial events for the spread of cancer and, consequently, the metastatic process. Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) is not only capable of stimulating the proliferation of SH-SY5Y human neuroblastoma cells, but also their migration and invasion through an extracellular matrix barrier. Experiments using wortmannin and PD98059, specific inhibitors of the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3-K) and of the mitogen-activated protein kinases (ERK 1 and 2) signaling, respectively, show that the activation of both pathways is required for the PDGF-induced cell motility responses. We have previously shown that somatostatin inhibits cell division and ERK 1/2 and Ras activity in SH-SY5Y cells. We report here that it is also capable of potently and effectively inhibiting their PDGF-stimulated migration and invasion. The inhibitory effect of somatostatin is sensitive to pertussis toxin. Although somatostatin does not affect PI3-K, it inhibits ERK 1/2 and the small G-protein Rac activation and ruffle formation induced by PDGF. These results indicate that somatostatin can be considered an anti-migratory and anti-invasive agent that acts by inhibiting ERK 1/2 signaling and the PI3-K pathway via the inhibition of Rac in SHSY5Y cells.
|Titolo:||Anti-migratory and anti-invasive effect of somatostatin in human neuroblastoma cells : involvement of Rac and Map kinase activity|
|Autori interni:||CATTANEO, MARIA GRAZIA (Secondo)|
VICENTINI, LUCIA (Ultimo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/14 - Farmacologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||17-ott-2003|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1074/jbc.M306510200|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|