Human laminin-5 and laminin-10 mediated gene expression of prostate carcinoma cells

Robert Calaluce, Shaleen K. Beck, Elisabeth L. Bair, Ritu Pandey, Kevin A. Greer, Adam M. Hoying, James B. Hoying, David W. Mount, Raymond B. Nagle

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In prostate cancer progression, the basal lamina switches from predominantly laminin-5 to laminin-10. DU-145 prostate cancer cells were treated with either soluble laminin-5 (20 ng/ml) or laminin-10 (1 μg/ml) for 6, 24, and 48 hr. Total RNA was harvested for a 7,500 human cDNA microarray. Hybridizations were carried out in accordance with a 10 sample analysis of variance (ANOVA) statistical model. One thousand one hundred sixteen genes had measurable expression 2 standard deviations above background and 50% of spots for any given sample for all hybridizations were positive. Expression values of significantly varying genes were clustered and a list of 408 genes (P < 0.05) with a 1.5 or greater fold change in at least one time point were chosen for further analysis. Seventy eight changed in a time-dependent manner with laminin-10 treatment, 85 changed with laminin-5, and 13 showed changes with both treatments. The 408 genes that passed a paired t-test in at least one time-dependent category were further analyzed using Pathway Miner. One of the largest gene association networks involved signal transduction in the growth factor-MAP kinase pathways. EGFR was validated by real-time PCR and laminin-10 mediated cell adhesion activated EGFR in DU-145 cells. Both laminins appear to be important signal transducers in prostate cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1381-1390
Number of pages10
Issue number13
StatePublished - Sep 13 2006


  • Laminin-10
  • Laminin-5
  • Prostate carcinoma cells
  • Signal transduction
  • cDNA microarray

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Urology


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