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Med Oncol. 2011 Dec;28 Suppl 1:S433-8. doi: 10.1007/s12032-010-9660-7. Epub 2010 Aug 31.

Expressions of matrix metalloproteinase-7 and matrix metalloproteinase-14 associated with the activation of extracellular signal-regulated kinase1/2 in human brain gliomas of different pathological grades.

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Department of Neurobiology, College of Basic Medicine, China Medical University, 110001 Shenyang, Liaoning Province, People's Republic of China.

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to determine whether the expressions of MMP-7 and MMP-14 are associated with the ERK 1/2 signaling pathway in human brain gliomas of different pathological grades. Immunohistochemistry and western blot methods were used to determine the expressions of MMP-7, MMP-14 and the phosphorylation status of ERK1/2 in 73 cases of human brain glioma specimens and two cases of normal brain tissues. Results indicated that the protein expression levels of MMP-7, MMP-14 and ERK1/2 phosphorylation level were all elevated with the increasing pathological grades in brain glioma tissues, and correlation assay indicated that the level of ERK1/2 phosphorylation was positively correlated with protein expression levels of MMP-7 and MMP-14 in gliomas of different pathological grades respectively. Moreover, the impact of ERK1/2 inhibitor U0126 on the expressions of MMP-7 and MMP-14 was examined in human U87 glioma cells by western blot analysis. The expressions of MMP-7 and MMP-14 were significantly decreased in human U87 glioma cells after treatment with ERK1/2 inhibitor U0126. The above results suggest that the expressions of MMP-7 and MMP-14 may be associated with activation of ERK1/2 signaling pathway in human brain gliomas of different pathological grades.

PMID:
20809186
DOI:
10.1007/s12032-010-9660-7
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