Overexpression of MT1-MMP is insufficient to increase experimental liver metastasis of human colon cancer cells

Hirofumi Yamamoto, Shingo Noura, Jiro Okami, Mamoru Uemura, Ichiro Takemasa, Masataka Ikeda, Hideshi Ishii, Mitsugu Sekimoto, Nariaki Matsuura, Morito Monden, Masaki Mori

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The expression and activation of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) by tumor cells is correlated with invasive and metastatic potential. The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of increased membrane type 1 matrix metalloproteinase (MT1-MMP) expression on liver metastatic potential utilizing human colorectal cancer (CRC) cell lines. Three human CRC cell lines, DLD1, HCT116 and HT29, were stably transfected with the MT1-MMP cDNA, and experimental liver metastasis was established by injecting the cells into the spleens of nude mice. Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) confirmed increased expression of MT1-MMP mRNA in the stable tranfectants. In vitro analysis by gelatin zymography and morphological survey demonstrated that MT1-MMP transfectants displayed a matured gelatinolytic activity and invasive properties when cultured in 3D collagen gel, indicating that transduced MT1-MMP cDNA was functional. Although there was no difference in cell proliferation rate between MT1-MMP overexpressing cells and the Mock control cells, in vivo experiments indicated that the liver metastatic ability was not affected by MT1-MMP overexpression. Our findings indicated that conditional MT1-MMP overexpression was insufficient to increase experimental liver metastasis, suggesting a more complicated mechanism may be involved in the activation and regulation of MMPs cascades in vivo.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)757-761
Number of pages5
JournalInternational journal of molecular medicine
Volume22
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Matrix Metalloproteinase 14
Colonic Neoplasms
Neoplasm Metastasis
Liver
Matrix Metalloproteinases
Colorectal Neoplasms
Complementary DNA
Cell Line
Gelatin
Nude Mice
Reverse Transcription
Collagen
Spleen
Gels
Cell Proliferation
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Messenger RNA

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Overexpression of MT1-MMP is insufficient to increase experimental liver metastasis of human colon cancer cells. / Yamamoto, Hirofumi; Noura, Shingo; Okami, Jiro; Uemura, Mamoru; Takemasa, Ichiro; Ikeda, Masataka; Ishii, Hideshi; Sekimoto, Mitsugu; Matsuura, Nariaki; Monden, Morito; Mori, Masaki.

In: International journal of molecular medicine, Vol. 22, No. 6, 01.12.2008, p. 757-761.

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Yamamoto, H, Noura, S, Okami, J, Uemura, M, Takemasa, I, Ikeda, M, Ishii, H, Sekimoto, M, Matsuura, N, Monden, M & Mori, M 2008, 'Overexpression of MT1-MMP is insufficient to increase experimental liver metastasis of human colon cancer cells', International journal of molecular medicine, vol. 22, no. 6, pp. 757-761. https://doi.org/10.3892/ijmm_00000082
Yamamoto, Hirofumi ; Noura, Shingo ; Okami, Jiro ; Uemura, Mamoru ; Takemasa, Ichiro ; Ikeda, Masataka ; Ishii, Hideshi ; Sekimoto, Mitsugu ; Matsuura, Nariaki ; Monden, Morito ; Mori, Masaki. / Overexpression of MT1-MMP is insufficient to increase experimental liver metastasis of human colon cancer cells. In: International journal of molecular medicine. 2008 ; Vol. 22, No. 6. pp. 757-761.
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