Journal article

Profilin-1 is dysregulated in endometroid (type I) endometrial cancer promoting cell proliferation and inhibiting pro-inflammatory cytokine production

Lisanne George, Amy Winship, Kelli Sorby, Evdokia Dimitriadis, Ellen Menkhorst

Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2020


Endometrial cancer (EC) is the most common gynaecological malignancy. Alarmingly its incidence and mortality rate is increasing particularly in younger women of reproductive age. Despite this, there are limited treatment options for EC. Profilin-1 (PFN1) regulates tumorigenesis in numerous cancers, but the role of PFN1 in EC has not been investigated. We hypothesized that PFN1 would have altered expression in EC and contribute to the development of EC. We quantified PFN1 in type 1 EC and benign/normal endometrium by RT-qPCR and IHC. The effect of silencing PFN1 on cell adhesion and proliferation was investigated using 2 EC cell lines (HEC1A and AN3CA). The effect of recombinant PFN1 (100 μM)..

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