Retinol-Binding Protein 4 Accelerates Metastatic Spread and Increases Impairment of Blood Flow in Mouse Mammary Gland Tumors
Diana Papiernik , Anna Urbaniak , Dagmara Kłopotowska , Anna Nasulewicz-Goldeman , Marcin Ekiert , Marcin Nowak , Joanna Jarosz , Monika Cuprych , Aleksandra Strzykalska , Maciej Ugorski , Rafał Matkowski , Joanna Wietrzyk
AbstractRetinol-binding protein 4 (RBP4) is proposed as an adipokine that links obesity and cancer. We analyzed the role of RBP4 in metastasis of breast cancer in patients and in mice bearing metastatic 4T1 and nonmetastatic 67NR mammary gland cancer. We compared the metastatic and angiogenic potential of these cells transduced with Rbp4 (4T1/RBP4 and 67NR/RBP4 cell lines). Higher plasma levels of RBP4 were observed in breast cancer patients with metastatic tumors than in healthy donors and patients with nonmetastatic cancer. Increased levels of RBP4 were observed in plasma, tumor tissue, liver, and abdominal fat. Moreover, the blood vessel network was highly impaired in mice bearing 4T1 as compared to 67NR tumors. RBP4 transductants showed further impairment of blood flow and increased metastatic potential. Exogenous RBP4 increased lung settlement by 67NR and 4T1 cells. In vitro studies showed increased invasive and clonogenic potential of cancer cells treated with or overexpressing RBP4. This effect is not dependent on STAT3 phosphorylation. RBP4 enhances the metastatic potential of breast cancer tumors through a direct effect on cancer cells and through increased endothelial dysfunction and impairment of blood vessels within the tumor.
|Journal series||Cancers, ISSN 2072-6694, (N/A 140 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||1|
|Keywords in English||RBP4, metastasis, breast cancer, angiogenesis, endothelial dysfunction, STAT3, VEGF, endothelin-1|
|License||Journal (articles only); published final; ; with publication|
|Score||= 140.0, 06-05-2021, ArticleFromJournal|
|Publication indicators||= 1; = 2; : 2018 = 1.44; : 2018 = 6.162 (2)|
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