Koh E.-H.,Laboratory Medicine |
Cho Y.-W.,0 Chilam |
Mun Y.-J.,0 Chilam |
Ryu J.H.,0 Chilam |
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Cancer Investigation | Year: 2014
Little is known about the biological role of human mammaglobin (hMAM) that is considered as a promising marker for breast cancer. Here, we investigated hMAM's role related to migration and invasion of human breast cancer cells (hBCC). Compared to normal cells, hBCC have high MAM mRNA expression levels. Of the hBCC tested, MAM mRNA expression levels were higher in noninvasive than in invasive cells. Overexpression of hMAM in breast cancer cells decreased migration and invasion, whereas knockdown of hMAM increased both. Taken together, these results suggest that metastasis of hBCC could be controlled by hMAM expression levels. © 2014 Informa Healthcare USA, Inc.