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World journal of urology

Androgen receptor (AR) inhibitor ErbB3-binding protein-1 (Ebp1) is not targeted by the newly identified AR controlling signaling axis heat-shock protein HSP27 and microRNA miR-1 in prostate cancer cells.


PMID 24798454

Abstract

Androgen receptor (AR) networks are predominantly involved in prostate cancer (PCa) progression; consequently, factors of AR regulation represent promising targets for PCa therapy. The ErbB3-binding protein 1 (Ebp1) is linked to AR suppression and chemoresistance by so far unknown mechanisms. In this study, an assumed regulation of Ebp1 by the newly identified AR controlling signaling axis heat-shock protein 27 (HSP27)-microRNA-1 (miR-1) was examined. Transfection experiments were carried out overexpressing and knockdown HSP27 and miR-1, respectively, in LNCaP and PC-3 cells. Afterward, HSP27- and miR-1-triggered Ebp1 protein expression was monitored by Western blotting. AR-positive LNCaP cells and AR-negative PC-3 cells possessed diverse basal expression levels of Ebp1. However, subsequent studies revealed no differences in cellular Ebp1 concentrations after modulation of HSP27 and miR-1. Furthermore, docetaxel incubation experiments exhibited no effects on Ebp1 protein synthesis. In PCa, Ebp1 has been described as a regulator of AR functionality and as an effector of PCa therapy resistance. Our data suggest that Ebp1 functionality is independent from heat-shock-protein-regulated progression networks in PCa.