Cancers, Vol. 11, Pages 1486: Migration and Invasion Enhancer 1 Is an NF- ĸB-Inducing Gene Enhancing the Cell Proliferation and Invasion Ability of Human Prostate Carcinoma Cells In Vitro and In Vivo

Cancers, Vol. 11, Pages 1486: Migration and Invasion Enhancer 1 Is an NF-ĸB-Inducing Gene Enhancing the Cell Proliferation and Invasion Ability of Human Prostate Carcinoma Cells In Vitro and In Vivo Cancers doi: 10.3390/cancers11101486 Authors: Chang Tsui Lin Hou Feng Juang : Migration and invasion enhancer 1 (MIEN1) is a membrane-anchored protein and exists in various cancerous tissues. However, the roles of MIEN1 in prostate cancer have not yet been clearly addressed. We determined the expression, biological functions, and regulatory mechanisms of MIEN1 in the prostate. The results of immunohistochemical analysis indicated that MIEN1 was expressed specifically in epithelial cells and significantly higher in adenocarcinoma as compared to in normal tissues. MIEN1 enhanced in vitro cell proliferation, invasion, and in vivo tumorigenesis. Meanwhile, MIEN1 attenuated cisplatin-induced apoptosis in PC-3 cells. Overexpression of NF-ĸB-inducing kinase (NIK) enhanced MIEN1 expression, while overexpression of NF-ĸB inhibitor α (IĸBα) blocked MIEN1 expression in PC-3 cells. In prostate carcinoma cells, MIEN1 provoked Akt phosphorylation; moreover, MIEN1 downregulated N-myc downstream regulated 1 (NDRG1) but upregulated interleukin-6 (IL-6) gene expression. MK2206, an Akt inhibitor, impeded the modulation of MIEN1 on NDRG1 and IL-6 expressions. Our studies suggest that MIEN1 is an NF-ĸB downstream oncogene in the human prostate. Accordin...
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