Reduction of human metastatic breast cancer cell aggressiveness on introduction of either form A or B of the progesterone receptor and then treatment with progestins

Tomoki Sumida, Yoko Italiana, Hiroyuki Hamakawa, Pierre Yves Desprez

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The sex steroid hormone progesterone (Pg) is critically involved in the development of the mammary gland, and it also is thought to play a role in breast cancer progression. However, the effect of Pg on malignant phenotypes is not fully understood in breast cancer. We previously reported that in Pg receptor (PR)-positive T47D breast cancer cells, Pg was able to counterbalance the stimulatory effect of estrogen or serum on proliferation and on expression level of Id-1, which generally stimulates cell proliferation and inhibits differentiation. Conversely, metastatic MDA-MB231 breast cancer cells lack PK and express high levels of Id-1 constitutively, and Pg showed no effect on Id expression, proliferation, and invasion in these cells. However, after introducing PR (either PR-A or PR-B) into MDA-MB231 cells, Pg inhibited the expression of Id-1 mRNA drastically. PR-transfected MDA-MB231 cells exhibited less proliferative activity after Pg treatment than parental or control MDA-MB231 cells, an effect which correlated well with reduction of Id-1 mRNA. This inhibitory effect on proliferation was accompanied by p21 up-regulation and c-myc down-regulation. Moreover, Pg-treated PR transfectants showed significant morphologic change, appearing more flattened and spread out than control ethanol-treated cells. Boyden chamber invasion assay revealed that PR-transfected MDA-MB231 cells also lost most of their invasive properties after Pg treatment. Zymographic analysis revealed that Pg drastically inhibited matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) activity in cells transfected with either PR-A or PR-B. To determine whether Id-1 could act as a key mediator of the effects of Pg, we prepared cells transfected with Id-1 and PR. The morphologic change and p21 up-regulation still were observed after Pg treatment. However, c-myc down-regulation was not observed; the proliferative and invasive activities were mostly recovered; and MMP-9 down-regulation could not be detected anymore. From these observations, we conclude that either form of the PR is sufficient to reduce the malignant phenotypes on treatment with Pg and that Id-1 plays an important role as a mediator of the effects of Pg on breast cancer cell proliferation and invasion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7886-7892
Number of pages7
JournalCancer Research
Volume64
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Progestins
Progesterone
Breast Neoplasms
Down-Regulation
Matrix Metalloproteinase 9
progesterone receptor B
Up-Regulation
Cell Proliferation
Phenotype
Messenger RNA
Gonadal Steroid Hormones
Progesterone Receptors
Human Mammary Glands
Estrogens
Ethanol

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  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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Reduction of human metastatic breast cancer cell aggressiveness on introduction of either form A or B of the progesterone receptor and then treatment with progestins. / Sumida, Tomoki; Italiana, Yoko; Hamakawa, Hiroyuki; Desprez, Pierre Yves.

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