β-Catenin Up-Regulates the Expression of the Urokinase Plasminogen Activator in Human Colorectal Tumors

Elke Hiendlmeyer, Susanne Regus, Stella Wassermann, Falk Hlubek, Angela Haynl, Arno Dimmler, Claudia Koch, Claudia Knoll, Moniek Van Beest, Ute Reuning, Thomas Brabletz, Thomas Kirchner, Andreas Jung

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Abstract

Expression of the urokinase plasminogen activator (uPA) increases during the progression of colorectal tumors from adenomas to carcinomas. The highest amounts of uPA are found at the invasion front of carcinomas, which also displays a strong expression of nuclear β-catenin and is therefore a region expressing β-catenin target genes at high levels. Here we show that β-catenin contributes to the transactivation of uPA. Therefore, β-catenin might have an impact on the capacity of colorectal tumors for invasion and metastasis, as well as dormancy, which are hallmarks of cancer.

OriginalspracheEnglisch
Seiten (von - bis)1209-1214
Seitenumfang6
FachzeitschriftCancer Research
Jahrgang64
Ausgabenummer4
DOIs
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 15 Feb. 2004
Extern publiziertJa

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