Proto-oncogene, Pim-3 with serine/threonine kinase activity, is aberrantly expressed in human colon cancer cells and can prevent Bad-mediated apoptosis Proto-oncogene, Pim-3 with serine/threonine kinase activity, is aberrantly expressed in human colon cancer cells and can prevent Bad-mediated apoptosis

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Author(s)

    • LI Ying-Yi
    • Division of Molecular Bioregulation, Cancer Research Institute
    • ZHENG Huachuan
    • Department of Pathology and 21st Century Center of Excellence Program, Toyama University Faculty of Medicine
    • OMURA Kenji
    • Department of General and Cardiothoracic Surgery, School of Medicine, Kanazawa University
    • FUJII Chifumi
    • Division of Molecular Bioregulation, Cancer Research Institute
    • TSUNEYAMA Koichi
    • Department of Pathology and 21st Century Center of Excellence Program, Toyama University Faculty of Medicine

Abstract

金沢大学がん研究所がん病態制御We previously observed that Pim-3 with serine/threonine kinase activity, was aberrantly expressed in malignant lesions of endoderm-derived organs, liver and pancreas. Because Pim-3 protein was not detected in normal colon mucosal tissues, we evaluated Pim-3 expression in malignant lesions of human colon, another endoderm-derived organ. Pim-3 was detected immunohistochemically in well-differentiated (43/68 cases) and moderately differentiated (23/41 cases) but not poorly differentiated colon adenocarcinomas (0/5 cases). Moreover, Pim-3 proteins were detected in adenoma (35/40 cases) and normal mucosa (26/111 cases), which are adjacent to adenocarcinoma. Pim-3 was constitutively expressed in SW480 cells and the transfection with Pim-3 short hairpin RNA promoted apoptosis. In the same cell line, a pro-apoptotic molecule, Bad, was phosphorylated at Ser112 and Ser 136 sites of phosphorylation that are representative of its inactive form. Ser112 but not Ser136 phosphorylation in this cell line was abrogated by Pim-3 knockdown. Furthermore, in human colon cancer tissues, Pim-3 co-localized with Bad in all cases (9/9) and with phospho-Ser112 Bad in most cases (6/9). These observations suggest that Pim-3 can inactivate Bad by phosphorylating its Ser112 in human colon cancer cells and thus may prevent apoptosis and promote progression of human colon cancer. © 2007 Japanese Cancer Association.

Journal

  • Cancer Science

    Cancer Science 98(3), 321-328, 2007-03-10

    Japanese Cancer Association / Wiley-Blackwell

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Cited by:  2

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10019481422
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA11808050
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    13479032
  • Data Source
    CJP  CJPref  IR 
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