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Title: Overexpression of protein O-fucosyltransferase 1 accelerates hepatocellular carcinoma progression via the Notch signaling pathway

Abstract

Aberrant activation of Notch signaling frequently occurs in liver cancer, and is associated with liver malignancies. However, the mechanisms regulating pathologic Notch activation in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remain unclear. Protein O-fucosyltransferase 1 (Pofut1) catalyzes the addition of O-linked fucose to the epidermal growth factor-like repeats of Notch. In the present study, we detected the expression of Pofut1 in 8 HCC cell lines and 253 human HCC tissues. We reported that Pofut1 was overexpressed in HCC cell lines and clinical HCC tissues, and Pofut1 overexpression clinically correlated with the unfavorable survival and high disease recurrence in HCC. The in vitro assay demonstrated that Pofut1 overexpression accelerated the cell proliferation and migration in HCC cells. Furthermore, Pofut1 overexpression promoted the binding of Notch ligand Dll1 to Notch receptor, and hence activated Notch signaling pathway in HCC cells, indicating that Pofut1 overexpression could be a reason for the aberrant activation of Notch signaling in HCC. Taken together, our findings indicated that an aberrant activated Pofut1-Notch pathway was involved in HCC progression, and blockage of this pathway could be a promising strategy for the therapy of HCC. - Highlights: • Pofut1 overexpression in HCC was correlated with aggressive tumor behaviors. • Pofut1 overexpression in HCCmore » was associated with poor prognosis. • Pofut1 promoted cell proliferation, migration and invasion in hepatoma cells. • Pofut1 activated Notch signaling pathway in hepatoma cells.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [2]; ; ;  [1]; ;  [3];  [2];  [1]
  1. Liver Surgery Department, Liver Cancer Institute, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Key Laboratory of Carcinogenesis and Cancer Invasion, Ministry of Education, Shanghai (China)
  2. Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Shanghai Institute of Liver Diseases, Zhongshan Hospital of Fudan University, Shanghai (China)
  3. Key Laboratory of Glycoconjugate Research Ministry of Public Health, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University, Shanghai (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22596362
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications; Journal Volume: 473; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2016 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; ALANINES; AMINOTRANSFERASES; ANIMAL TISSUES; ANTIBODIES; CELL PROLIFERATION; GROWTH FACTORS; HAMSTERS; HEPATITIS; HEPATOMAS; HEXOSES; IN VITRO; LIGANDS; LIVER; METASTASES; OVARIES; PHOSPHOTRANSFERASES; POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION; RECEPTORS; SERINE; THERAPY; THREONINE

Citation Formats

Ma, Lijie, Dong, Pingping, Liu, Longzi, Gao, Qiang, Duan, Meng, Zhang, Si, Chen, She, Xue, Ruyi, E-mail: xue.ruyi@zs-hospital.sh.cn, and Wang, Xiaoying, E-mail: xiaoyingwang@fudan.edu.cn. Overexpression of protein O-fucosyltransferase 1 accelerates hepatocellular carcinoma progression via the Notch signaling pathway. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1016/J.BBRC.2016.03.062.
Ma, Lijie, Dong, Pingping, Liu, Longzi, Gao, Qiang, Duan, Meng, Zhang, Si, Chen, She, Xue, Ruyi, E-mail: xue.ruyi@zs-hospital.sh.cn, & Wang, Xiaoying, E-mail: xiaoyingwang@fudan.edu.cn. Overexpression of protein O-fucosyltransferase 1 accelerates hepatocellular carcinoma progression via the Notch signaling pathway. United States. doi:10.1016/J.BBRC.2016.03.062.
Ma, Lijie, Dong, Pingping, Liu, Longzi, Gao, Qiang, Duan, Meng, Zhang, Si, Chen, She, Xue, Ruyi, E-mail: xue.ruyi@zs-hospital.sh.cn, and Wang, Xiaoying, E-mail: xiaoyingwang@fudan.edu.cn. Fri . "Overexpression of protein O-fucosyltransferase 1 accelerates hepatocellular carcinoma progression via the Notch signaling pathway". United States. doi:10.1016/J.BBRC.2016.03.062.
@article{osti_22596362,
title = {Overexpression of protein O-fucosyltransferase 1 accelerates hepatocellular carcinoma progression via the Notch signaling pathway},
author = {Ma, Lijie and Dong, Pingping and Liu, Longzi and Gao, Qiang and Duan, Meng and Zhang, Si and Chen, She and Xue, Ruyi, E-mail: xue.ruyi@zs-hospital.sh.cn and Wang, Xiaoying, E-mail: xiaoyingwang@fudan.edu.cn},
abstractNote = {Aberrant activation of Notch signaling frequently occurs in liver cancer, and is associated with liver malignancies. However, the mechanisms regulating pathologic Notch activation in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remain unclear. Protein O-fucosyltransferase 1 (Pofut1) catalyzes the addition of O-linked fucose to the epidermal growth factor-like repeats of Notch. In the present study, we detected the expression of Pofut1 in 8 HCC cell lines and 253 human HCC tissues. We reported that Pofut1 was overexpressed in HCC cell lines and clinical HCC tissues, and Pofut1 overexpression clinically correlated with the unfavorable survival and high disease recurrence in HCC. The in vitro assay demonstrated that Pofut1 overexpression accelerated the cell proliferation and migration in HCC cells. Furthermore, Pofut1 overexpression promoted the binding of Notch ligand Dll1 to Notch receptor, and hence activated Notch signaling pathway in HCC cells, indicating that Pofut1 overexpression could be a reason for the aberrant activation of Notch signaling in HCC. Taken together, our findings indicated that an aberrant activated Pofut1-Notch pathway was involved in HCC progression, and blockage of this pathway could be a promising strategy for the therapy of HCC. - Highlights: • Pofut1 overexpression in HCC was correlated with aggressive tumor behaviors. • Pofut1 overexpression in HCC was associated with poor prognosis. • Pofut1 promoted cell proliferation, migration and invasion in hepatoma cells. • Pofut1 activated Notch signaling pathway in hepatoma cells.},
doi = {10.1016/J.BBRC.2016.03.062},
journal = {Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications},
number = 2,
volume = 473,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Apr 29 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Fri Apr 29 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}