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Transcriptional signature induced by a metastasis-promoting c-Src mutant in a human breast cell line


Broecker, Felix; Hardt, Christopher; Herwig, Ralf; Timmermann, Bernd; Kerick, Martin; Wunderlich, Andrea; Schweiger, Michal R; Borsig, Lubor; Heikenwalder, Mathias; Lehrach, Hans; Moelling, Karin (2016). Transcriptional signature induced by a metastasis-promoting c-Src mutant in a human breast cell line. FEBS Journal, 283(9):1669-1688.

Abstract

Deletions at the C-terminus of the proto-oncogene protein c-Src kinase are found in the viral oncogene protein v-Src as well as in some advanced human colon cancers. They are associated with increased kinase activity and cellular invasiveness. Here, we analyzed the mRNA expression signature of a constitutively active C-terminal mutant of c-Src, c-Src(mt), in comparison with its wild-type protein, c-Src(wt), in the human non-transformed breast epithelial cell line MCF-10A. We demonstrated previously that the mutant altered migratory and metastatic properties. Genome-wide transcriptome analysis revealed that c-Src(mt) de-regulated the expression levels of approximately 430 mRNAs whose gene products are mainly involved in the cellular processes of migration and adhesion, apoptosis and protein synthesis. 82.9% of these genes have previously been linked to cellular migration, while the others play roles in RNA transport and splicing processes, for instance. Consistent with the transcriptome data, cells expressing c-Src(mt), but not those expressing c-Src(wt), showed the capacity to metastasize into the lungs of mice in vivo. The mRNA expression profile of c-Src(mt)-expressing cells shows significant overlap with that of various primary human tumor samples, possibly reflecting elevated Src activity in some cancerous cells. Expression of c-Src(mt) led to elevated migratory potential. We used this model system to analyze the transcriptional changes associated with an invasive cellular phenotype. These genes and pathways de-regulated by c-Src(mt) may provide suitable biomarkers or targets of therapeutic approaches for metastatic cells.
DATABASE: This project was submitted to the National Center for Biotechnology Information BioProject under ID PRJNA288540. The Illumina RNA-Seq reads are available in the National Center for Biotechnology Information Sequence Read Archive under study ID SRP060008 with accession numbers SRS977414 for MCF-10A cells, SRS977717 for mock cells, SRS978053 for c-Src(wt) cells and SRS978046 for c-Src(mt) cells.

Abstract

Deletions at the C-terminus of the proto-oncogene protein c-Src kinase are found in the viral oncogene protein v-Src as well as in some advanced human colon cancers. They are associated with increased kinase activity and cellular invasiveness. Here, we analyzed the mRNA expression signature of a constitutively active C-terminal mutant of c-Src, c-Src(mt), in comparison with its wild-type protein, c-Src(wt), in the human non-transformed breast epithelial cell line MCF-10A. We demonstrated previously that the mutant altered migratory and metastatic properties. Genome-wide transcriptome analysis revealed that c-Src(mt) de-regulated the expression levels of approximately 430 mRNAs whose gene products are mainly involved in the cellular processes of migration and adhesion, apoptosis and protein synthesis. 82.9% of these genes have previously been linked to cellular migration, while the others play roles in RNA transport and splicing processes, for instance. Consistent with the transcriptome data, cells expressing c-Src(mt), but not those expressing c-Src(wt), showed the capacity to metastasize into the lungs of mice in vivo. The mRNA expression profile of c-Src(mt)-expressing cells shows significant overlap with that of various primary human tumor samples, possibly reflecting elevated Src activity in some cancerous cells. Expression of c-Src(mt) led to elevated migratory potential. We used this model system to analyze the transcriptional changes associated with an invasive cellular phenotype. These genes and pathways de-regulated by c-Src(mt) may provide suitable biomarkers or targets of therapeutic approaches for metastatic cells.
DATABASE: This project was submitted to the National Center for Biotechnology Information BioProject under ID PRJNA288540. The Illumina RNA-Seq reads are available in the National Center for Biotechnology Information Sequence Read Archive under study ID SRP060008 with accession numbers SRS977414 for MCF-10A cells, SRS977717 for mock cells, SRS978053 for c-Src(wt) cells and SRS978046 for c-Src(mt) cells.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Physiology
07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Physiology
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:1 May 2016
Deposited On:12 Jan 2017 10:47
Last Modified:01 Jun 2017 00:01
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
ISSN:1742-464X
Additional Information:This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Broecker F et al: The FEBS Journal, Volume 283, Issue 9, pages 1669–1688, May 2016, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/febs.13694. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving (http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-820227.html#terms).
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Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1111/febs.13694
PubMed ID:26919036

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