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Upregulation of P21-Activated Kinase 1(PAK1)/CREB Axis in Squamous Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
  • 작성일2019-05-09
  • 최종수정일2019-05-09
  • 담당부서연구기획과
  • 연락처043-719-8033
  • 883
Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry, 2018, 50(1), 304─316, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1159/000494007

Upregulation of P21-Activated Kinase 1(PAK1)/CREB Axis in Squamous Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma

Jae Heun Chung, Kim YS; Son BS; Kim D; Hwang C; Shin D; Noh SG; Han JH; Kim DK; Kim JH; Koo JS; Chung HY; Yoon SH

Abstract

    Background/Aims: p21-activated Ser/Thr kinase 1 (PAK1) is essential for the genesis and development of many cancers. The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of the PAK1–cyclic AMP response element-binding (CREB) axis in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) tumorigenesis and its related mechanisms.
    Methods: Western blot assay and immunohistochemical staining were employed to investigate the PAK1 and CREB expression in the tissue microarray of human squamous NSCLC. Co-immunoprecipitation and immunofluorescence confocal assays were performed to determine the link between PAK1 and CREB. NSCLC xenograft models were used to study oncogenic function of PAK1 in vivo.
    Results: We observed that PAK1 and CREB expression levels were significantly elevated in human squamous NSCLC-tissue specimens, compared with those in adjacent normal bronchial or bronchiolar epithelial-tissue specimens, as well as their phosphorylated forms, based on western blotting. We showed in vitro that PAK1 knockdown by small-interfering RNA (siRNA) blocked CREB phosphorylation, whereas plasmid-based PAK1 overexpression resulted in CREB phosphorylation at Ser133, based on western blotting. In addition, PAK1 interacted with CREB in co-immunoprecipitation assays. Additionally, our in vitro findings detected by flow cytometry revealed that PAK1 silencing attenuated cell cycle progression, inducing apoptosis. Inhibition of PAK1 expression reduced tumor sizes and masses by modulating CREB expression and activation in xenograft models.
    Conclusion: These results suggest a novel mechanism whereby the PAK1–CREB axis drives carcinogenesis of squamous-cell carcinomas, and have important implications in the development of targeted therapeutics for squamouscell lung cancer.



  • 본 연구는 질병관리본부 연구개발과제(과제번호 2018-보건의료생물자원종합관리) 연구비를 지원받아 수행되었습니다.
  • This research was supported by a fund(code 2018-보건의료생물자원종합관리) by Research of Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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