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Oncol Lett. 2015 Jun;9(6):2895-2901. Epub 2015 Mar 26.

Securin promotes migration and invasion via matrix metalloproteinases in glioma cells.

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Department of Neurosurgery, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510515, P.R. China.
Department of Oncology, Inner Mongolia People's Hospital, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia 010017, P.R. China.
Department of Neurosurgery, Affiliated Hospital of Inner Mongolia Medical University, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia 010051, P.R. China.


Human securin, encoded by pituitary tumor transforming gene 1, is implicated in several oncogenic processes in the pathogenesis of brain tumors, including glioma. The aim of the present study was to examine the effect of securin on the migration and invasion of glioma cells. The results revealed that the overexpression of securin in glioma LN-229 cells significantly increased the invasion and transmigration abilities. By contrast, these abilities were significantly reduced by the downregulation of securin in glioma U373 cells. Furthermore, the results demonstrated that securin overexpression and downregulation significantly increased and decreased the levels of matrix metalloproteinase 2 and 9, respectively. These findings indicate a promotive role for securin in glioma migration and invasion, which may involve the action of matrix metalloproteinases.


glioma; matrix metalloproteinase; pituitary tumor transforming gene 1; securin

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