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Ezrin-dependent promotion of glioma cell clonogenicity, motility, and invasion mediated by BCL-2 and transforming growth factor-beta2.
J Neurosci 2001; 21(10):3360-8JN

Abstract

Ezrin belongs to the ezrin-radixin-moesin family proteins, which cross-link actin cytoskeleton and plasma membrane. Malignant glioma cells are paradigmatic for their strong migratory and invasive properties. Here, we report that the expression of dominant-negative ezrins inhibits clonogenicity, migration, and invasiveness of human malignant glioma cells. Furthermore, dominant-negative ezrins block hepatocyte growth factor (HGF)-mediated stimulation of clonogenicity and migration, without altering HGF-induced protein kinase B/Akt and focal adhesion kinase phosphorylation. Glioma cells expressing dominant-negative ezrins exhibit a shift of the BCL-2/BAX rheostat toward apoptosis, reduced alpha(V)beta(3) integrin expression and reduced matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) expression and activity. These changes are associated with a dramatic loss of transforming growth factor beta(2) (TGF-beta(2)) release. Exogenous supplementation of TGF-beta(2) overcomes the inhibitory effects of dominant-negative ezrins on migration and clonogenicity. A neutralizing TGF-beta(2) antibody mimics the effects of dominant-negative ezrins on clonogenicity and migration. Exogenous HGF markedly induces TGF-beta(2) protein levels, and a neutralizing TGF-beta(2) antibody abolishes the HGF-mediated increase in glioma cell motility. Finally, TGF-beta(2) does not modulate BCL-2 or BAX expression, but BCL-2 gene transfer increases the levels of latent and active TGF-beta(2). Intracranial xenografts of U87MG glioma cells transfected with the dominant-negative ezrins in athymic mice grow to significantly smaller volumes, and the median survival of these mice is 50 d compared with 28 d in the control group. These data define a novel pathway for HGF-induced glioma cell migration and invasion, which requires ezrin, changes in the BCL-2/BAX rheostat, and the induction of TGF-beta(2) expression in vitro, and underscore the important role of HGF signaling in vivo.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Laboratory of Molecular Neuro-Oncology, Department of Neurology, University of Tübingen, School of Medicine, Tübingen, Germany. wolfgang.wick@uni-tuebingen.deNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11331365

Citation

Wick, W, et al. "Ezrin-dependent Promotion of Glioma Cell Clonogenicity, Motility, and Invasion Mediated By BCL-2 and Transforming Growth Factor-beta2." The Journal of Neuroscience : the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience, vol. 21, no. 10, 2001, pp. 3360-8.
Wick W, Grimmel C, Wild-Bode C, et al. Ezrin-dependent promotion of glioma cell clonogenicity, motility, and invasion mediated by BCL-2 and transforming growth factor-beta2. J Neurosci. 2001;21(10):3360-8.
Wick, W., Grimmel, C., Wild-Bode, C., Platten, M., Arpin, M., & Weller, M. (2001). Ezrin-dependent promotion of glioma cell clonogenicity, motility, and invasion mediated by BCL-2 and transforming growth factor-beta2. The Journal of Neuroscience : the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 21(10), pp. 3360-8.
Wick W, et al. Ezrin-dependent Promotion of Glioma Cell Clonogenicity, Motility, and Invasion Mediated By BCL-2 and Transforming Growth Factor-beta2. J Neurosci. 2001 May 15;21(10):3360-8. PubMed PMID: 11331365.
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