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Influence of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone on ADAMTS-1 (a disintegrin and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin motifs 1) levels and distribution in normal and tumoral breast cells.

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Suély Vieira da Silva
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Master's Dissertation
Press: São Paulo.
Institution: Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas (ICB/SDI)
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Examining board members:
Vanessa Morais Freitas; Maria Ines Borella; Alexandre Bruni Cardoso
Advisor: Vanessa Morais Freitas

Breast cancer is the second largest cause of death among women in Brazil. Sex hormones are one of the several inducers factors or cancer promoters. ADAMTS (a disintegrin and metaloproteinase with thrombospondin motifs) are dependent on Zn2+/Ca2+ enzymes. We evaluated influence of hormones on ADAMTS-1 levels and localization in three different breast cell lines. qPCR showed that progesterone stimulated an increase of ADAMTS-1 mRNA in MCF-10A, however, in MDA-MB-231, the treatment by estrogen and progesterone decreased levels. Western blot analysis showed a tendency to increased ADAMTS-1 levels in MCF-10A and MCF-7 due to the hormone treatment. Treatment by estrogen led to a marked secretion in MCF-7. In MDA-MB-231 the treatment showed a tendency to decreased intracellular ADAMTS-1 protein levels. Immunofluorescence and Western Blot we observed ADAMTS-1 predominant in the nucleus. Results suggest that sex hormones regulate the ADAMTS-1 expression in normal and tumoral breast cells, ADAMTS-1 is predominant in the cellular nucleus. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/10053-1 - Influence of estrogens, progestins and androgens on ADAMTS-1 levels and distribution in normal and tumoral breast cells
Grantee:Suély Vieira da Silva
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master