Interaction between the 67 kilodalton metastasis-associated laminin receptor and laminin.
; ; et al
in Kidney International (1993), 43(1), 30-7
Normal and neoplastic cells interact with laminin via a variety of cell surface proteins. The specific binding sites on laminin for each particular cell surface laminin-binding protein have not yet been ... [more ▼]
Normal and neoplastic cells interact with laminin via a variety of cell surface proteins. The specific binding sites on laminin for each particular cell surface laminin-binding protein have not yet been identified. In this study, the interaction between laminin and the high affinity metastasis-associated 67 kD laminin receptor (67 LR) was investigated by electron microscopy using the rotary shadowing technique. Laminin receptor that was purified from human colon carcinoma metastases appeared as a globular structure with a diameter of 5.2 +/- 0.8 nm. The 67 LR specifically bound to laminin on its long arm close to the intersection of the long and the short arms. There was no specific interaction of bovine serum albumin with laminin. Biochemical confirmation of the rotary shadowing experiments included slot blot solid phase assays in which [I125]-labeled 67 LR bound in a dose dependent manner to laminin as well as to the chymotrypsin resistant (C1) fragment of laminin that contains a short piece of the long arm. [I125]-labeled 67 LR did not bind to the pepsin resistant (P1) fragment of laminin that did not contain that segment on the long arm. This study therefore identifies the binding site on laminin for the 67 kD metastasis-associated laminin receptor as a region on the long arm of laminin close to the intersection of the four arms. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 3 (0 ULg)
Inverse modulation of steady-state messenger RNA levels of two non-integrin laminin-binding proteins in human colon carcinoma.
Castronovo, Vincenzo ; ; et al
in Journal of the National Cancer Institute (1992), 84(15), 1161-9
BACKGROUND: Interactions between cells and the basement membrane glycoprotein laminin are altered during colon cancer progression. Colon carcinoma and normal mucosa cells express a variety of laminin ... [more ▼]
BACKGROUND: Interactions between cells and the basement membrane glycoprotein laminin are altered during colon cancer progression. Colon carcinoma and normal mucosa cells express a variety of laminin-binding proteins, including the 67-kd laminin receptor (67 LR) and a 31-kd human laminin-binding protein (HLBP31) homologous to the 31-kd human IgE-binding protein/galactoside-binding lectin. PURPOSE: To investigate whether various laminin-binding proteins are differentially expressed in human colon carcinoma, we studied messenger RNA (mRNA) levels of the 67 LR and HLBP31 in matched tumor and adjacent normal mucosa samples from a series of 21 patients. METHODS: Total cellular RNA from tumor and normal mucosa was isolated and analyzed by Northern and slot blot hybridization. In addition, HLBP31 protein levels were assessed by the immunoblot technique. Quantitative laminin affinity chromatography was also used to measure the synthesis of HLBP31 protein in five human cancer cell lines. RESULTS: The steady-state mRNA level of HLBP31 was downregulated (i.e., decreased) in 18 of 21 human colon carcinomas compared with the level in their corresponding normal colonic mucosa. On average, the level of HLBP31 mRNA was decreased 50% +/- 30% (+/- SD) in the colon cancers. The mean ratio of colon cancer HLBP31 mRNA to adjacent normal mucosa HLBP31 mRNA was twofold lower in primary tumors of patients with metastases (0.3 +/- 0.2 SD) than in primary tumors of patients free of metastatic lesions (0.6 +/- 0.2 SD). The differences between the two groups of patients were statistically significant (P less than .05, Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney test). We have previously shown that the ratio of colon cancer 67 LR mRNA to corresponding normal mucosa 67 LR mRNA was increased in the same patient population. When the two ratios (ratio of cancer to normal HLBP31 mRNA and ratio of cancer to normal 67 LR mRNA) were compared, HLBP31 mRNA/67 LR mRNA was significantly lower (P less than .05) in primary tumors with metastases (mean +/- SD, 0.3 +/- 0.2) than in primary cancers without metastases (mean +/- SD, 0.7 +/- 0.5). The steady-state level of HLBP31 mRNA was directly correlated with the amount of HLBP31 protein in both colon tissue samples and human cancer cell lines. CONCLUSION: HLBP31 mRNA expression in colon cancer tissues is modulated inversely to that of 67 LR mRNA expression. The down-regulation of HLBP31 appears to be associated with the metastatic capabilities of colon cancer cells. IMPLICATIONS: Prospective studies on a large cohort should determine if the systematic detection of HLBP31 and 67 LR protein and/or mRNA can be a valuable adjunct in the prognostic evaluation of primary colon cancers. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 8 (0 ULg)
Biosynthesis of the 67 kDa high affinity laminin receptor.
Castronovo, Vincenzo ; ; et al
in Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications (1991), 177(1), 177-83
High affinity interactions between cells and laminin are mediated, at least in part, by the 67 kDa laminin receptor (67 LR). A 37 kDa nascent polypeptide (37 LRP), predicted by a full length cDNA clone ... [more ▼]
High affinity interactions between cells and laminin are mediated, at least in part, by the 67 kDa laminin receptor (67 LR). A 37 kDa nascent polypeptide (37 LRP), predicted by a full length cDNA clone and obtained by in vitro translation of hybrid-selected laminin receptor mRNA, has been immunologically identified in cancer cell extracts as the putative precursor of the 67 LR. In this study, we used affinity purified antibodies developed against cDNA-deduced 37 LRP synthetic peptides in pulse chase experiments and demonstrated a precursor-product relationship between the 37 LRP and the 67 LR. Immunoblot, pulse chase and immunofluorescence experiments showed that transient transfection of the full length 37 LRP cDNA clone induced a dramatic increase in the synthesis of the 37 LRP but not of the mature 67 LR. We propose that the 67 LR results from the association of two gene products: the 37 LRP and a polypeptide yet to be identified. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 7 (2 ULg)
Increased expression of the laminin receptor in human colon cancer.
; Castronovo, Vincenzo ; et al
in Journal of the National Cancer Institute (1991), 83(1), 29-36
It has been proposed that among the various cell-surface proteins capable of interacting with laminin, the 67-kd high-affinity laminin receptor plays a crucial role during tumor invasion and metastasis ... [more ▼]
It has been proposed that among the various cell-surface proteins capable of interacting with laminin, the 67-kd high-affinity laminin receptor plays a crucial role during tumor invasion and metastasis. In this study, the expression of laminin-receptor-precursor messenger RNA (mRNA) and 67-kd protein was analyzed in human colon adenocarcinoma. In 22 of 23 patients with colon cancer, we found a 2- to 23-fold increase in levels of laminin-receptor-precursor mRNA in the cancer tissues compared with those in matched normal adjacent colonic mucosa. In 10 of 11 cases studied, the level of 67-kd laminin receptor, detected by affinity-purified anti-laminin-receptor synthetic peptide antibodies on immunoblots of matched tumor and normal tissue extracts, was higher in the colon carcinoma tissue. Immunodetection of laminin receptor in tissue sections using anti-laminin-receptor-peptide antibodies confirmed that the increased expression of laminin receptor was specifically associated with the cancer cells. In a series of 72 paraffin sections of colon lesions, we observed a correlation between the expression of the laminin receptor and the Dukes' classification. Our observations indicate that increased expression of laminin-receptor-precursor mRNA is associated with enhanced levels of the 67-kd laminin receptor as well as with the invasive phenotype of colon carcinoma. Detection of this metastasis-associated gene product may be a valuable adjunct in the evaluation of human colon cancer. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 2 (0 ULg)