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Characterization of Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMPs) and CTCF protein expressions in several human cancer cell lines in vitro

Mat Alewi, Nur Aizura and Abdull Rasad, Mohammad Syaiful Bahari (2013) Characterization of Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMPs) and CTCF protein expressions in several human cancer cell lines in vitro. In: International Conference on Medical and Health Sciences, 22th-24th May 2013, Kota Bharu, Kelantan. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Collagenases are proteins from the matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) family which are comprised of secreted and membrane-bound endopeptidases that play a crucial role in tumor invasion. Previous studies have suggested that collagenases, such as Collagenase 1 (MMP-1) and collagenase 3 (MMP-13), may have a significant influence in the expression of CTCF proteins, which have also been implicated in numerous cancer studies. However, the depth of involvement of these proteins in the fundamental molecular mechanisms of cancer remains to be poorly known. This study aims to determine the degree of MMP-1, MMP-13 and CTCF protein expressions in several human cancer cell lines and to ascertain its probable involvement in cancer development. The qualitative expressions of the proteins in skin melanoma (A375), breast cancer (MCF-7) and cervix cancer (HeLa) cells were demonstrated through Western Blot analysis. Analysis of the results showed that the strongest expression for MMP-1 was detected in HeLa cells, while MCF-7 and A375 cells produced very weak/non-detectable protein expressions. In contrast, both MMP-13 and CTCF proteins were highly expressed at varying degree of expressions in all three cells, with HeLa cells producing the strongest protein expressions. Overall, the results depict a prominent presence and the probable involvement of MMP-1, MMP-13 and CTCF proteins in the development and metastasis of cancer. Thus, it is believed that obtaining a detailed understanding of MMPs and it interacting partners may be vital for future endeavors in respect to the possible design of therapeutic MMP strategies for prospective medical applications.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech/Talk)
Additional Information: 4701/55651
Uncontrolled Keywords: MMP-13, melanoma, breast cancer, cervical cancer
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Biomedical Science (Effective:1st July 2011)
Depositing User: Dr. Mohammad Syaiful Bahari Abdull Rasad
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2017 10:30
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2017 10:30
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/55651

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