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The LIM domain gene LMO4 inhibits differentiation of mammary epithelial cells in vitro and is overexpressed in breast cancer.

Journal Article


Abstract


  • LMO4 belongs to a family of LIM-only transcriptional regulators, the first two members of which are oncoproteins in acute T cell leukemia. We have explored a role for LMO4, initially described as a human breast tumor autoantigen, in developing mammary epithelium and breast oncogenesis. Lmo4 was expressed predominantly in the lobuloalveoli of the mammary gland during pregnancy. Consistent with a role in proliferation, forced expression of this gene inhibited differentiation of mammary epithelial cells. Overexpression of LMO4 mRNA was observed in 5 of 10 human breast cancer cell lines. Moreover, in situ hybridization analysis of 177 primary invasive breast carcinomas revealed overexpression of LMO4 in 56% of specimens. Immunohistochemistry confirmed overexpression in a high percentage (62%) of tumors. These studies imply a role for LMO4 in maintaining proliferation of mammary epithelium and suggest that deregulation of this gene may contribute to breast tumorigenesis.

UOW Authors


  •   Venter, Deon (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2001

Citation


  • Visvader, J. E., Venter, D., Hahm, K., Santamaria, M., Sum, E. Y., O'Reilly, L., . . . Lindeman, G. J. (2001). The LIM domain gene LMO4 inhibits differentiation of mammary epithelial cells in vitro and is overexpressed in breast cancer.. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 98(25), 14452-14457. doi:10.1073/pnas.251547698

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 14452

End Page


  • 14457

Volume


  • 98

Issue


  • 25

Abstract


  • LMO4 belongs to a family of LIM-only transcriptional regulators, the first two members of which are oncoproteins in acute T cell leukemia. We have explored a role for LMO4, initially described as a human breast tumor autoantigen, in developing mammary epithelium and breast oncogenesis. Lmo4 was expressed predominantly in the lobuloalveoli of the mammary gland during pregnancy. Consistent with a role in proliferation, forced expression of this gene inhibited differentiation of mammary epithelial cells. Overexpression of LMO4 mRNA was observed in 5 of 10 human breast cancer cell lines. Moreover, in situ hybridization analysis of 177 primary invasive breast carcinomas revealed overexpression of LMO4 in 56% of specimens. Immunohistochemistry confirmed overexpression in a high percentage (62%) of tumors. These studies imply a role for LMO4 in maintaining proliferation of mammary epithelium and suggest that deregulation of this gene may contribute to breast tumorigenesis.

UOW Authors


  •   Venter, Deon (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2001

Citation


  • Visvader, J. E., Venter, D., Hahm, K., Santamaria, M., Sum, E. Y., O'Reilly, L., . . . Lindeman, G. J. (2001). The LIM domain gene LMO4 inhibits differentiation of mammary epithelial cells in vitro and is overexpressed in breast cancer.. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 98(25), 14452-14457. doi:10.1073/pnas.251547698

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 14452

End Page


  • 14457

Volume


  • 98

Issue


  • 25