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Cytoskeletal Dynamics and cellular differentiation influence tumor progression and metastatic potential in Prostate Adenocarcinoma

Cancer cell attachment to and invasion of an extracellular matrix has been associated with metastatic potential. Recently it has become apparent that the extracellular matrix may influence several phenotype properties of metastatic cancer cells. The mechanisms which regulate prostate cancer growth and metastasis may be particularly relevant to the development of clinical strategies for better understanding and ultimate treatment and control of the disease.
Cell-matrix interactions of prostate tumor cells were investigated by comparing the invasive ability through and attachment to reconstructed extracellular matrix components. A correlation was found between metastatic potential and adhesive ability. Non-metastatic AT-1 cells possessed a higher adhesive potential to extracellular matrix components than the highly metastatic cells (Mat-Lu, Mat-LyLu and AT-3) which had higher invasive potentials.

Identiferoai:union.ndltd.org:auctr.edu/oai:digitalcommons.auctr.edu:dissertations-4845
Date01 July 1997
CreatorsDonald, Carlton Dewitt
PublisherDigitalCommons@Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center
Source SetsAtlanta University Center
Detected LanguageEnglish
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