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Protease ADAMTS1 influencing breast cancer behavior and microenvironment

Abstract

We have been studying the role of different proteases in tumor biology (Franca et al. 2001; Freitas & Jaeger 2002; Freitas et al. 2004; Pinheiro et al. 2004; Freitas et al. 2007; Morais Freitas et al. 2007; Freitas et al. 2008; Gama-de-Souza et al. 2008; Jaeger et al. 2008; Nascimento et al. 2010). Previous results showed that ADAMTS-1 regulates migration of breast cancer cells in culture. This project will extend our previous results on the role played by ADAMTS-1 in breast cancer biology. The in vivo expression of this protease will be assessed in different breast tumors. Clinical-pathological data and survival curves will be obtained, in order to compare tumors with ADAMTS-1 expressed or not. We will also establish an in vitro model to study regulatory mechanisms underlying ADAMTS-1 effects in tumor cells. Mammary cell lines (MCF10A, MCF-7, and MDA-MB-231) will be treated by hormones and growth factors related to breast cancer, such as estrogen, progesterone and androgen. After treatment, ADAMTS-1 levels (protein and mRNA) will be evaluated. We will also investigate whether ADAMTS-1 would influence receptors for estrogen, progesterone and androgens. Finally, the role played by ADAMTS-1 regulating tumor microenvironment will be addressed. This analysis will include following experimental conditions: 1) co-culture; 2) presence of ADAMTS-1 in matrices extracted from mammary cancer; 3) tumor cells with ADAMTS-1 silenced by siRNA and subjected to nude mice xenografts. (AU)

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Scientific publications (9)
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LIMA, MAIRA A.; SILVA, V, SUELY; JAEGER, RUY G.; FREITAS, VANESSA M. Progesterone decreases ovarian cancer cells migration and invasion. Steroids, v. 161, SEP 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
CAIRES-DOS-SANTOS, LIVIA; DA SILVA, SUELY V.; SMUCZEK, BASILIO; DE SIQUEIRA, ADRIANE S.; CRUZ, KAREN S. P.; BARBUTO, JOSE ALEXANDRE M.; AUGUSTO, TAIZE M.; FREITAS, VANESSA M.; CARVALHO, HERNANDES F.; JAEGER, RUY G. Laminin-derived peptide C16 regulates Tks expression and reactive oxygen species generation in human prostate cancer cells. Journal of Cellular Physiology, v. 235, n. 1 JUN 2019. Web of Science Citations: 1.
NORIEGA-GUERRA, HEYDI; CRUZ, MARIO C.; RIBEIRO, PRISCILLA R. L.; STRNADEL, JAN; WAN, HUAWEI; KLEMKE, RICHARD L.; JAEGER, RUY G.; FREITAS, VANESSA M. ADAMTS-1 disrupts HGF/c-MET signaling and HGF-stimulated cellular processes in fibrosarcoma. Experimental Cell Research, v. 363, n. 2, p. 271-282, FEB 15 2018. Web of Science Citations: 2.
SILVA, SUELY V.; LIMA, MAIRA A.; CELLA, NATHALIE; JAEGER, RUY G.; FREITAS, VANESSA M. ADAMTS-1 Is Found in the Nuclei of Normal and Tumoral Breast Cells. PLoS One, v. 11, n. 10 OCT 20 2016. Web of Science Citations: 1.
SILVA, THAIOMARA A.; SMUCZEK, BASILIO; VALADAO, IURI C.; DZIK, LUCIANA M.; IGLESIA, REBECA P.; CRUZ, MARIO C.; ZELANIS, ANDRE; DE SIQUEIRA, ADRIANE S.; SERRANO, SOLANGE M. T.; GOLDBERG, GARY S.; JAEGER, RUY G.; FREITAS, VANESSA M. AHNAK enables mammary carcinoma cells to produce extracellular vesicles that increase neighboring fibroblast cell motility. ONCOTARGET, v. 7, n. 31, p. 49998-50016, AUG 2 2016. Web of Science Citations: 13.
LONGHI, MARIANA TAMAZATO; MAGALHAES, MAGNA; REINA, JEFFREY; FREITAS, VANESSA MORAIS; CELLA, NATHALIE. EGFR Signaling Regulates Maspin/SerpinB5 Phosphorylation and Nuclear Localization in Mammary Epithelial Cells. PLoS One, v. 11, n. 7 JUL 22 2016. Web of Science Citations: 3.
BUONFIGLIO, DANIELLA C.; RAMOS-LOBO, ANGELA M.; FREITAS, VANESSA M.; ZAMPIERI, THAIS T.; NAGAISHI, VANESSA S.; MAGALHAES, MAGNA; CIPOLLA-NETO, JOSE; CELLA, NATHALIE; DONATO, JR., JOSE. Obesity impairs lactation performance in mice by inducing prolactin resistance. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, v. 6, MAR 1 2016. Web of Science Citations: 12.
LIMA, MAIRA ASSIS; DOS SANTOS, LILIANE; TURRI, JOSE ANTONIO; NONOGAKI, SUELY; BUIM, MARCILEI; LIMA, JOEMA FELIPE; VIANA PINHEIRO, JOAO DE JESUS; BUENO DE TOLEDO OSORIO, CYNTHIA APARECIDA; SOARES, FERNANDO AUGUSTO; FREITAS, VANESSA MORALS. Prognostic Value of ADAMTS Proteases and Their Substrates in Epithelial Ovarian Cancer. PATHOBIOLOGY, v. 83, n. 6, p. 316-326, 2016. Web of Science Citations: 6.
FREITAS, VANESSA M.; DO AMARAL, JONATAS BUSSADOR; SILVA, THAIOMARA A.; SANTOS, EMERSON S.; MANGONE, FLAVIA R.; PINHEIRO, JOAO DE JESUS; JAEGER, RUY G.; NAGAI, MARIA A.; MACHADO-SANTELLI, GLAUCIA MARIA. Decreased expression of ADAMTS-1 in human breast tumors stimulates migration and invasion. Molecular Cancer, v. 12, JAN 5 2013. Web of Science Citations: 25.

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