Global secretome analysis identifies novel mediators of bone metastasis

Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA.
Cell Research (Impact Factor: 12.41). 06/2012; 22(9):1339-55. DOI: 10.1038/cr.2012.89
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Bone is the one of the most common sites of distant metastasis of solid tumors. Secreted proteins are known to influence pathological interactions between metastatic cancer cells and the bone stroma. To comprehensively profile secreted proteins associated with bone metastasis, we used quantitative and non-quantitative mass spectrometry to globally analyze the secretomes of nine cell lines of varying bone metastatic ability from multiple species and cancer types. By comparing the secretomes of parental cells and their bone metastatic derivatives, we identified the secreted proteins that were uniquely associated with bone metastasis in these cell lines. We then incorporated bioinformatic analyses of large clinical metastasis datasets to obtain a list of candidate novel bone metastasis proteins of several functional classes that were strongly associated with both clinical and experimental bone metastasis. Functional validation of selected proteins indicated that in vivo bone metastasis can be promoted by high expression of (1) the salivary cystatins CST1, CST2, and CST4; (2) the plasminogen activators PLAT and PLAU; or (3) the collagen functionality proteins PLOD2 and COL6A1. Overall, our study has uncovered several new secreted mediators of bone metastasis and therefore demonstrated that secretome analysis is a powerful method for identification of novel biomarkers and candidate therapeutic targets.

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    • "A recent quantitative proteomics analysis of secreted proteins derived from cell lines with varying bone metastasis attributes derived from different cancers, combined with analysis of large clinical metastasis datasets, identified 7 genes (cystatins CST1, CST2 and CST3; plasminogen activators PLAT and PLAU; and collagen functionality proteins PLOD2 and COL6A1) as novel mediators of bone metastasis (54). Interestingly, individual knockdown of each gene did not block bone metastasis, however combined over expression of genes from the same functional group increased bone tumour burden (54). Notably, cavin-1 expression affected each of these functional groups. "
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    • "For instance, reduction of GATA6 and/or HOPX led to increased expression of IL1B, IL11, and EREG, which encode for secreted factors associated with organotropic metastasis (Bos et al., 2009; Gupta et al., 2007; Kang et al., 2003). Vascular and ECM remodeling genes (VEGFA and PLAU) that promote metastatic progression (Blanco et al., 2012; Weis et al., 2004) were also activated. Some of the described transcriptional changes were observed in other ADC cell lines, with KRT6A/B induction being the most consistent response (Figures S7D and S7E). "
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