Inhibition of integrin-linked kinase (ILK) suppresses activation of protein kinase B/Akt and induces cell cycle arrest and apoptosis of PTEN-mutant prostate cancer cells

Citation
S. Persad et al., Inhibition of integrin-linked kinase (ILK) suppresses activation of protein kinase B/Akt and induces cell cycle arrest and apoptosis of PTEN-mutant prostate cancer cells, P NAS US, 97(7), 2000, pp. 3207-3212
Citations number
47
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Multidisciplinary
Journal title
PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
ISSN journal
0027-8424 → ACNP
Volume
97
Issue
7
Year of publication
2000
Pages
3207 - 3212
Database
ISI
SICI code
0027-8424(20000328)97:7<3207:IOIK(S>2.0.ZU;2-6
Abstract
PTEN is a tumor suppressor gene located on chromosome 10q23 that encodes a protein and phospholipid phosphatase. Somatic mutations of PTEN are found i n a number of human malignancies. and loss of expression, or mutational ina ctivation of PTEN, leads to the constitutive activation of protein kinase B (PKB)/Akt via enhanced phosphorylation of Thr-308 and Ser-473. We recently have demonstrated that the integrin-linked kinase (ILK) can phosphorylate PKB/Akt on Ser-473 in a phosphoinositide phospholipid-dependent manner. We now demonstrate that the activity of ILK is constitutively elevated in a se rum- and anchorage-independent manner in PTEN-mutant cells. and transfectio n of wild-type (WT) PTEN into these cells inhibits ILK activity. Transfecti on of a kinase-deficient dominant-negative form of ILK or exposure to a sma ll molecule ILK inhibitor suppresses the constitutive phosphorylation of PK B/Akt on Ser-473, but not on Thr-308, in the PTEN-mutant prostate carcinoma cell lines PC-3 and LNCaP. Transfection of dominant-negative ILK and WT PT EN into these cells also results in the inhibition of PKB/Akt kinase activi ty. Furthermore. dominant-negative ILK or WT PTEN induces G(1) phase cycle arrest and enhanced apoptosis. Together. these data demonstrate a critical role for ILK in PTEN-dependent cell cycle regulation and survival and indic ate that inhibition of ILK may be of significant value in PTEN-mutant tumor therapy.