Transforming growth factor β1 (TGFβ1) down-regulates expression and function of proliferation-inducing molecules in HPV-transformed cells

Medhat K. Shier, Elizabeth B. Neely, Margaret G. Ward, Craig Meyers, Mary K. Howett

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Abstract

The epidemiologic association of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection with dysplasia and cervical cancer is well established. Transforming growth factor β1 (TGFβ1) is a growth inhibitory protein for epithelial cells. To examine the phenotype of HPV-transformed cells, we examined expression of TGFβ1 and a number of cellular proliferation-enhancing molecules which are known to be regulated by TGFβ1, including bcl-2 c-jun and NFκB. Previous studies had identified significant induction of TGFβ1 and concomitant downregulation of other growth stimulatory molecules in experimental papillomas. We used HPV-16 and -18 transformed cell lines. The HPV-16 transformed cells showed down-regulation of bcl-2 and NFκB as well as NFκB function upon TGFβ1 treatment. The results suggest that TGFβ1 may exert antiproliferative effects on some HPV-transformed cells by down-regulating expression and function of different proliferation-enhancing molecules. It is uncertain if this function is virus type specific and/or related to state of tumor cell progression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4977-4982
Number of pages6
JournalAnticancer Research
Volume19
Issue number6 B
StatePublished - Nov 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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