Standard name GU_PDEF_TARGETS_UP
Systematic name M3955
Brief description Integrin, VEGF, Wnt and TGFbeta signaling pathway genes up-regulated in PC-3 cells (prostate cancer) after knockdown of PDEF [GeneID=25803] by RNAi.
Full description or abstract The epithelium-specific Ets transcription factor, PDEF, plays a role in prostate and breast cancer, although its precise function has not been established. In prostate cancer, PDEF is involved in regulating prostate-specific antigen expression via interaction with the androgen receptor and NKX3.1, and down-regulation of PDEF by antiproliferative agents has been associated with reduced PDEF expression. We now report that reduced expression of PDEF leads to a morphologic change, increased migration and invasiveness in prostate cancer cells, reminiscent of transforming growth factor beta (TGFbeta) function and epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition. Indeed, inhibition of PDEF expression triggers a transcriptional program of genes involved in the TGFbeta pathway, migration, invasion, adhesion, and epithelial dedifferentiation. Our results establish PDEF as a critical regulator of genes involved in cell motility, invasion, and adhesion of prostate cancer cells.
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      CGP: Chemical and Genetic Perturbations
Source publication Pubmed 17483333   Authors: Gu X,Zerbini LF,Otu HH,Bhasin M,Yang Q,Joseph MG,Grall F,Onatunde T,Correa RG,Libermann TA
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