Insulin and IGF-1, but not 17β-estradiol, alter the subcellular localization of MIER1α in MCF7 breast carcinoma cells

Gillespie, Laura L. and Li, Shengnan and Paterno, Gary D. (2015) Insulin and IGF-1, but not 17β-estradiol, alter the subcellular localization of MIER1α in MCF7 breast carcinoma cells. BMC Research Notes, 8 (356). ISSN 1756-0500

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Abstract

Background MIER1α is a transcriptional regulator that interacts with estrogen receptor α and inhibits estrogen-stimulated growth of breast carcinoma cells. Interestingly, analysis of MIER1α subcellular localization in breast samples revealed a stepwise shift from the nucleus to the cytoplasm during progression to invasive carcinoma. Previously, we demonstrated that MIER1α is nuclear in MCF7 cells yet it does not contain a nuclear localization signal. Instead MIER1α is targeted to the nucleus through interaction and co-transport with HDAC 1 and 2. Results In this study, we demonstrate that treatment of MCF7 breast carcinoma cells with either insulin or insulin-like growth factor affects the subcellular localization of MIER1α. Both factors reduce the percentage of cells with nuclear MIER1α from 81 and 89 to 41 and 56 %, respectively. Treatment with 17β-estradiol, on the other hand, had no effect and MIER1α remained nuclear. Conclusions Our data demonstrate that insulin and IGF-1 can contribute to loss of nuclear MIER1α in the MCF7 breast carcinoma cell line.

Item Type: Article
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/11791
Item ID: 11791
Additional Information: Memorial University Open Access Author's Fund
Keywords: MIER1α, Transcriptional regulator, Breast cancer, MCF7, Insulin, IGF-1, Estrogen, Subcellular localization
Department(s): Medicine, Faculty of
Date: 18 August 2015
Date Type: Publication
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