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  • Caijuan Li, Sufen Guo, Tiemei Shi
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    ABSTRACT: The aims of this study were to assess the effects and potential mechanisms of parthenolide on the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), interleukin 8 (IL-8) and matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP-9) in human breast cancer cell line MDA-MB-231. After incubation with different concentrations of parthenolide for 24 h, MDA-MB-231 cells were collected, and the expressions of VEGF, IL-8 and MMP-9 were measured by real-time PCR and Western blot. The secretions of VEGF, IL-8 and MMP-9 in culture supernatant of MDA-MB-231 cells were then measured with ELISA assays. The NF-κB DNA-binding activity of breast cancer cells treated with parthenolide was analyzed using electrophoretic mobility assays. The real-time PCR and Western blot data showed that the expressions of VEGF, IL-8 and MMP-9 were significantly inhibited by parthenolide at both transcription level and protein level in MDA-MB-231 cells. ELISA results also confirmed these effects at a secretion level. The electrophoretic mobility assay results demonstrated that parthenolide can inhibit NF-κB DNA-binding activity of the breast cancer cells. Hence, the expression of VEGF, IL-8 and MMP-9 may be suppressed by parthenolide through the inhibition of NF-κB DNA-binding activity in MDA-MB-231 cells. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
    Cell Biochemistry and Function 10/2012; · 1.85 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We have examined the effects of bFGF (basic fibroblast growth factor) on p-ERK (phosphorylated extracellular signal-regulated kinase) through PDGFRβ (platelet-derived growth factor receptor β) in the proliferation and migration of EPCs (endothelial progenitor cells). EPC migration was detected using the Transwell system. The expression of PDGFRβ mRNA and protein, total ERK and p-ERK proteins was respectively assessed by real-time PCR and Western blottings. bFGF promote the proliferation and migration of EPCs, the effects of bFGF being implemented by activating ERK signalling through the expression of PDGFRβ, whereas an anti-bFGF antibody and inhibitor of PDGF (platelet-derived growth factor) receptor kinase (AG1296) could respectively decrease the expression of PDGFRβ mRNA and protein and p-ERK protein. Total ERK protein did not change under the same experimental conditions, and an inhibitor of p-ERK (PD98059) inhibited the proliferation and migration of EPCs. The findings strongly suggest that a PDGFRβ/p-ERK signalling pathway triggered by bFGF plays an important role in the proliferation and migration of EPCs.
    Cell Biology International 06/2012; 36(10):945-50. · 1.64 Impact Factor