Author(s): Lee SU, Kim BT, Min YK, Kim SH
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Abstract Using proteomics, proteins regulated by 17beta-estradiol (E2) were identified in human MCF-7 breast cancer cells; 26 proteins including heat shock proteins (Hsps) were differentially regulated by E2 in cells cultured in serum-free condition. When the transcript levels of these proteins and another Hsps were measured by real-time PCR, the transcripts encoding 6 proteins (Hsp56, Hsp90alpha, Hsp110, protein disulfide isomerase related protein, XTP3-transactivated protein A and stathmin 1) were significantly up-regulated and that encoding aminoacylase 1 was down-regulated by E2 in cells cultured with or without serum. The protein profiling and transcript expression patterns of E2-regulated proteins including Hsps in MCF-7 cells suggested the involvement of these proteins in breast carcinogenesis. Proteins (or transcripts) whose expression pattern is altered by E2 might be potent targets for treating breast cancer patients.
This article was published in Cell Biol Int
and referenced in Journal of Proteomics & Bioinformatics