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Inhibition of Matrix Metalloproteinase 2 Maturation and Ht1080 Invasiveness by a Synthetic Furin Inhibitor
Maquoi, Erik mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cliniques > Labo de biologie des tumeurs et du développement >]
Noël, Agnès mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences biomédicales et précliniques > Biologie cellulaire et moléculaire appliquée à l'homme >]
Frankenne, F. [ > > ]
Angliker, H. [> > > >]
Murphy, G. [> > > >]
Foidart, Jean-Michel mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cliniques > Gynécologie - Obstétrique >]
FEBS Letters
Elsevier Science
Yes (verified by ORBi)
The Netherlands
[en] Membrane type 1 matrix metalloproteinase ; Matrix metalloproteinase 2 ; Furin ; Activation ; Tumor cell ; Invasion
[en] The close correlation observed between matrix metalloproteinase 2 (MMP-2) activation and metastatic progression in various tumors suggests that MMP-2 is a 'master switch' triggering tumor spread. Recently, membrane type 1 MMP (MT1-MMP) was identified as a potential physiological activator of MMP-2. Like all other MMPs, MT1-MMP possesses a pro-domain which must be removed for the enzyme to acquire its catalytic potential. The presence of a typical recognition motif (RXKR) for the furin-like convertases at the end of its pro-domain suggests a potential role for these proteinases in MT1-MMP processing. In order to evaluate the implication of furin in pro-MT1-MMP processing, we treated HT1080 cells with a synthetic furin inhibitor and monitored their ability to activate pro-MMP-2 as well as their invasive potential. Our results demonstrated that the furin inhibitor decreased pro-MT1-MMP processing as well as pro-MMP-2 activation and cell invasiveness. Therefore, our data bring further evidence that furin is a key factor in the maturation of MMPs associated with the invasive and metastatic potential of tumor cells.

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