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Expression and motogenic activity of TFF2 in human breast cancer cells

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Felicity May, Dr Sara Prest, Professor Bruce Westley


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The expression of TFF2 in breast cancer cells and the effect of recombinant TFF2 on breast cancer cell migration were assessed. TFF2 expression was detected by PCR in estrogen receptor-negative and at lower levels in estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer cells. TFF2 expression was detected in nine out of 10 primary breast tumors but its expression was not related to that of the estrogen receptor. Focal expression was observed in normal and tumor cells by immunohistochemistry. TFF2 stimulated the migration of estrogen-responsive MCF-7 and non-responsive MDA-MB231 cells. We conclude that TFF2 is expressed in normal and malignant breast epithelial cells and that it stimulates the migration of breast cancer cells. © 2004 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Author(s): May FEB, Semple J, Prest S, Westley BR

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Peptides

Year: 2004

Volume: 25

Issue: 5

Pages: 865-872

Print publication date: 01/05/2004

ISSN (print): 0196-9781

ISSN (electronic): 1873-5169


DOI: 10.1016/j.peptides.2003.12.024

PubMed id: 15177883


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