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NFATc4 Regulates Sox9 Gene Expression in Acinar Cell Plasticity and Pancreatic Cancer Initiation.

dc.contributor.authorHessmann, Elisabeth
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Jin-San
dc.contributor.authorChen, Nai-Ming
dc.contributor.authorHasselluhn, Marie
dc.contributor.authorLiou, Geou-Yarh
dc.contributor.authorStorz, Peter
dc.contributor.authorEllenrieder, Volker
dc.contributor.authorBilladeau, Daniel D.
dc.contributor.authorKoenig, Alexander
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-11T09:55:18Z
dc.date.available2016-04-11T09:55:18Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationHessmann, Elisabeth; Zhang, Jin-San; Chen, Nai-Ming; Hasselluhn, Marie; Liou, Geou-Yarh; Storz, Peter; Ellenrieder, Volker; Billadeau, Daniel D; Koenig, Alexander (2016): NFATc4 Regulates Sox9 Gene Expression in Acinar Cell Plasticity and Pancreatic Cancer Initiation. - Stem cells international, Vol. 2016, p. 5272498
dc.relation.ISSN1687-966X
dc.identifier.urihttp://resolver.sub.uni-goettingen.de/purl?gs-1/13193
dc.description.abstractAcinar transdifferentiation toward a duct-like phenotype constitutes the defining response of acinar cells to external stress signals and is considered to be the initial step in pancreatic carcinogenesis. Despite the requirement for oncogenic Kras in pancreatic cancer (PDAC) development, oncogenic Kras is not sufficient to drive pancreatic carcinogenesis beyond the level of premalignancy. Instead, secondary events, such as inflammation-induced signaling activation of the epidermal growth factor (EGFR) or induction of Sox9 expression, are required for tumor formation. Herein, we aimed to dissect the mechanism that links EGFR signaling to Sox9 gene expression during acinar-to-ductal metaplasia in pancreatic tissue adaptation and PDAC initiation. We show that the inflammatory transcription factor NFATc4 is highly induced and localizes in the nucleus in response to inflammation-induced EGFR signaling. Moreover, we demonstrate that NFATc4 drives acinar-to-ductal conversion and PDAC initiation through direct transcriptional induction of Sox9. Therefore, strategies designed to disrupt NFATc4 induction might be beneficial in the prevention or therapy of PDAC.
dc.languageeng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsopenAccess
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectPancreatic Cancer
dc.titleNFATc4 Regulates Sox9 Gene Expression in Acinar Cell Plasticity and Pancreatic Cancer Initiation.
dc.typejournalArticle
dc.identifier.doi10.1155/2016/5272498
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.bibliographicCitation.volume2016
dc.type.subtypejournalArticle
dc.identifier.pmid26697077
dc.bibliographicCitation.articlenumber5272498
dc.description.statuspeerReviewed
dc.bibliographicCitation.journalStem cells international


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