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Knockdown of Hop downregulates RhoC expression, and decreases pseudopodia formation and migration in cancer cell lines

Willmer, Tarryn, Contu, Lara, Blatch, Gregory L and Edkins, Adrienne L (2013) Knockdown of Hop downregulates RhoC expression, and decreases pseudopodia formation and migration in cancer cell lines. Cancer Letters, 328 (2). pp. 252-260. ISSN 0304-3835

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Abstract

The Hsp90/Hsp70 organising protein (Hop) is a co-chaperone that mediates the interaction of Hsp90 and Hsp70 molecular chaperones during assembly of Hsp90 complexes in cells. Formation of Hsp90 complexes is a key intermediate step in the maturation and homeostasis of oncoproteins and several hormone receptors. In this paper, we demonstrate that knockdown of Hop decreased migration of Hs578T and MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells. Hop was identified in isolated pseudopodia fractions; it colocalised with actin in lamellipodia, and co-sedimented with purified actin in vitro. Knockdown of Hop caused a decrease in the level of RhoC GTPase, and significantly inhibited pseudopodia formation in Hs578T cells. Our data suggest that Hop regulates directional cell migration by multiple unknown mechanisms.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID25532, ResPubID26659, Hop, cell migration, pseudopodia, RhoC, RNA interference
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1101 Medical Biochemistry and Metabolomics
FOR Classification > 1108 Medical Microbiology
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Health and Biomedicine
Depositing User: Yimin Zeng
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2014 02:15
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2015 01:15
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/23417
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.canlet.2012.09.021
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