Zhou B, Lei JJ, Wu Q, Chen G, Zhang TP, Bei JX, Zeng YX, Zhao YP
NOP14 promotes proliferation and metastasis of pancreatic cancer cells.
Cancer letters. 2012 Mar 14;
Pancreatic cancer (PC) is one of the most malignant cancers worldwide. We describe a novel gene, NOP14, which plays significant roles in PC cell proliferation and migration. Inhibition or overexpression of NOP14 expression in PC cells can reduce or promote motility, proliferation and metastatic capacity in vivo. In parallel, we observed changes in proteins related to migration, such as E-cadherin, vimentin, MMP9, RhoA and p53, along with proteins involved in proliferation, such as MAPK3 and CDK2. Taken together, our study provides new evidence for NOP14 in regulating PC cell proliferation and migration, and may provide new insights for clinical diagnosis and therapy.