Journal article

Modulation of paracrine signaling by CD9 positive small extracellular vesicles mediates cellular growth of androgen deprived prostate cancer.

Carolina Soekmadji, James D Riches, Pamela J Russell, Jayde E Ruelcke, Stephen McPherson, Chenwei Wang, Chris M Hovens, Niall M Corcoran, undefined The Australian Prostate Cancer Collaboration BioResource, Michelle M Hill, Colleen C Nelson

Oncotarget | Published : 2016

Abstract

Proliferation and maintenance of both normal and prostate cancer (PCa) cells is highly regulated by steroid hormones, particularly androgens, and the extracellular environment. Herein, we identify the secretion of CD9 positive extracellular vesicles (EV) by LNCaP and DUCaP PCa cells in response to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and use nano-LC-MS/MS to identify the proteins present in these EV. Subsequent bioinformatic and pathway analyses of the mass spectrometry data identified pathologically relevant pathways that may be altered by EV contents. Western blot and CD9 EV TR-FIA assay confirmed a specific increase in the amount of CD9 positive EV in DHT-treated LNCaP and DUCaP cells and treatment ..

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