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Knockdown of PFTAIRE Protein Kinase 1 (PFTK1) Inhibits Proliferation, Invasion, and EMT in Colon Cancer Cells

Jiankang Zhu, Chongzhong Liu, Fengyue Liu, Yadong Wang, Min Zhu

Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Qilu Hospital, Shandong University, Jinan, China

Oncology Research 2016, 24(3), 137-144. https://doi.org/10.3727/096504016X14611963142218

Abstract

PFTK1 is a member of the cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) family and is upregulated in many types of tumors. However, its expression and role in colon cancer remain unclear. In this study, we aimed to investigate the expression and function of PFTK1 in colon cancer. Our results showed that PFTK1 was highly expressed in colon cancer cell lines. The in vitro experiments demonstrated that knockdown of PFTK1 inhibited the proliferation, migration, and invasion of colon cancer cells as well as the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) progress. Furthermore, knockdown of PFTK1 suppressed the expression of Shh as well as Smo, Ptc, and Gli-1 in colon cancer cells. Taken together, these results suggest that knockdown of PFTK1 inhibited the proliferation and invasion of colon cancer cells as well as the EMT progress by suppressing the Sonic hedgehog signaling pathway. Therefore, these findings reveal that PFTK1 may be a potential therapeutic target for the treatment of colon cancer.

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Zhu, J., Liu, C., Liu, F., Wang, Y., Zhu, M. (2016). Knockdown of PFTAIRE protein kinase 1 (PFTK1) inhibits proliferation, invasion, and EMT in colon cancer cells. Oncology Research, 24(3), 137-144. https://doi.org/10.3727/096504016X14611963142218
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Zhu J, Liu C, Liu F, Wang Y, Zhu M. Knockdown of PFTAIRE protein kinase 1 (PFTK1) inhibits proliferation, invasion, and EMT in colon cancer cells. Oncol Res. 2016;24(3):137-144 https://doi.org/10.3727/096504016X14611963142218
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J. Zhu, C. Liu, F. Liu, Y. Wang, and M. Zhu "Knockdown of PFTAIRE Protein Kinase 1 (PFTK1) Inhibits Proliferation, Invasion, and EMT in Colon Cancer Cells," Oncol. Res., vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 137-144. 2016. https://doi.org/10.3727/096504016X14611963142218



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