Analysis of BMP4 and BMP7 signaling in breast cancer cells unveils time-dependent transcription patterns and highlights a common synexpression group of gene

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dc.contributor.author Rodriguez-Martinez, Alejandra -
dc.contributor.author Alarmo, Emma-Leena -
dc.contributor.author Saarinen, Lilli -
dc.contributor.author Ketolainen, Johanna -
dc.contributor.author Nousiainen, Kari -
dc.contributor.author Hautaniemi, Sampsa -
dc.contributor.author Kallioniemi, Anne -
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-17T20:14:46Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-16 10:19:36 -
dc.date.available 2012-06-17T20:14:46Z
dc.date.issued 2011 -
dc.identifier.issn 1755-8794 -
dc.identifier.uri http://tampub.uta.fi/handle/10024/65994
dc.description BioMed Central open access -
dc.description.abstract Background Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) are members of the TGF-beta superfamily of growth factors. They are known for their roles in regulation of osteogenesis and developmental processes and, in recent years, evidence has accumulated of their crucial functions in tumor biology. BMP4 and BMP7, in particular, have been implicated in breast cancer. However, little is known about BMP target genes in the context of tumor. We explored the effects of BMP4 and BMP7 treatment on global gene transcription in seven breast cancer cell lines during a 6-point time series, using a whole-genome oligo microarray. Data analysis included hierarchical clustering of differentially expressed genes, gene ontology enrichment analyses and model based clustering of temporal data. Results Both ligands had a strong effect on gene expression, although the response to BMP4 treatment was more pronounced. The cellular functions most strongly affected by BMP signaling were regulation of transcription and development. The observed transcriptional response, as well as its functional outcome, followed a temporal sequence, with regulation of gene expression and signal transduction leading to changes in metabolism and cell proliferation. Hierarchical clustering revealed distinct differences in the response of individual cell lines to BMPs, but also highlighted a synexpression group of genes for both ligands. Interestingly, the majority of the genes within these synexpression groups were shared by the two ligands, probably representing the core molecular responses common to BMP4 and BMP7 signaling pathways. Conclusions All in all, we show that BMP signaling has a remarkable effect on gene transcription in breast cancer cells and that the functions affected follow a logical temporal pattern. Our results also uncover components of the common cellular transcriptional response to BMP4 and BMP7. Most importantly, this study provides a list of potential novel BMP target genes relevant in breast cancer. Keywords: bone morphogenetic protein; breast cancer; BMP4; BMP7; expression microarray -
dc.language.iso en -
dc.title Analysis of BMP4 and BMP7 signaling in breast cancer cells unveils time-dependent transcription patterns and highlights a common synexpression group of gene -
dc.type fi=Artikkeli aikakauslehdessä | en=Journal article| -
dc.identifier.urn urn:nbn:uta-3-749 -
dc.identifier.doi 10.1186/1755-8794-4-80 -
dc.type.version fi=Kustantajan versio | en=Publisher's version| -
dc.subject.okm fi=Biokemia, solu- ja molekyylibiologia | en=Biochemistry, cell and molecular biology| -
dc.administrativeunit fi=Biolääketieteellisen teknologian yksikkö | en=Institute of Biomedical Technology| -
dc.journal.title BMC Medical Genomics -
dc.journal.volume 4 -
dc.journal.number 80 -
dc.journal.volumepagerange 1-16 -
dc.oldstats 57 -

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