Downloads: 224

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
j.cellsig.2016.04.009.pdf7.57 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
Title: EphA2 is a key effector of the MEK/ERK/RSK pathway regulating glioblastoma cell proliferation
Authors: Hamaoka, Yuho
Negishi, Manabu  kyouindb  KAKEN_id
Katoh, Hironori  kyouindb  KAKEN_id  orcid (unconfirmed)
Author's alias: 濱岡, 裕穂
根岸, 学
加藤, 裕教
Keywords: EphA2
Cell proliferation
Issue Date: Aug-2016
Publisher: Elsevier Inc.
Journal title: Cellular Signalling
Volume: 28
Issue: 8
Start page: 937
End page: 945
Abstract: EphA2, a member of the Eph receptor tyrosine kinases, is frequently overexpressed in a variety of malignancies, including glioblastoma, and its expression is correlated with poor prognosis. EphA2 acts as a tumor promoter through a ligand ephrin-independent mechanism, which requires phosphorylation of EphA2 on serine 897 (S897), leading to increased cell migration and invasion. In this study, we show that ligand-independent EphA2 signaling occurs downstream of the MEK/ERK/RSK pathway and mediates epidermal growth factor (EGF)-induced cell proliferation in glioblastoma cells. Suppression of EphA2 expression by long-term exposure to ligand ephrinA1 or EphA2-targeted shRNA inhibited EGF-induced cell proliferation. Stimulation of the cells with EGF induced EphA2 S897 phosphorylation, which was suppressed by MEK and RSK inhibitors, but not by phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) and Akt inhibitors. The RSK inhibitor or RSK2-targeted shRNA also suppressed EGF-induced cell proliferation. Furthermore, overexpression of wild-type EphA2 promoted cell proliferation without EGF stimulation, whereas overexpression of EphA2-S897A mutant suppressed EGF- or RSK2-induced proliferation. Taken together, these results suggest that EphA2 is a key downstream target of the MEK/ERK/RSK signaling pathway in the regulation of glioblastoma cell proliferation.
Rights: © 2016. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
The full-text file will be made open to the public on 1 August 2016 in accordance with publisher's 'Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving'.
This is not the published version. Please cite only the published version.
DOI(Published Version): 10.1016/j.cellsig.2016.04.009
PubMed ID: 27132626
Appears in Collections:Journal Articles

Show full item record

Export to RefWorks

Export Format: 

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.