NF-kappa B activation upregulates fibroblast growth factor 8 expression in prostate cancer cells

Armstrong, K., Robson, C. and Leung, H. (2006) NF-kappa B activation upregulates fibroblast growth factor 8 expression in prostate cancer cells. Prostate, 66(11), pp. 1223-1234. (doi:10.1002/pros.20376)

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Abstract

BACKGROUND. Fibroblast growth factor 8 (FGF8) is over-expressed in prostate cancer (CaP) correlating with high-grade disease and reduced survival. The role of acetylation in transcriptional regulation of FGF8 was investigated using the histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor Trichostatin A (TSA). METHODS. FGF8 transcriptional response to TSA was investigated by gene reporter assays, RT-PCR, and Western blotting. Chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) assays were also performed. RESULTS. FGF8 is upregulated in response to TSA treatment along with NF-kappa B transcriptional activity. Over-expression of p65 activated FGF8 transcription. ChIP assays revealed p65 recruitment to the fgf8 promoter, containing putative NF-kappa B binding sites, post TSA stimulation. PI-3K activity is required for TSA mediated FGF8 upregulation. CONCLUSION. Using TSA treatment in prostate cancer cells, a requirement of PI-3K activity in mediating TSA function is demonstrated and a novel role for NF-kappa B in the regulation of FGF8 expression is uncovered.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Leung, Professor Hing
Authors: Armstrong, K., Robson, C., and Leung, H.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cancer Sciences
Journal Name:Prostate
ISSN:0270-4137

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