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Secreted Phosphoprotein 1 (SPP1) Contributes to Second-Generation EGFR Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor Resistance in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Xinwen Wang, Fupeng Zhang, Xi Yang, Meiping Xue, Xiaoli Li, Yu Gao, Likun Liu

Department of Oncology, Shanxi Province Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Taiyuan, P.R. China

Oncology Research 2019, 27(8), 871-877. https://doi.org/10.3727/096504018X15426271404407

Abstract

Second-generation irreversible epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI), afatinib, has been approved for treating EGFR mutant lung cancer patients, but the mechanism of acquired resistance to afatinib has not been well studied. In this study, we established afatinib acquired resistant cell lines. Gene array technology was used to screen changes in gene expression between afatinib-resistant lung cancer cells and parental cells. Our results showed that secreted phosphoprotein 1 (SPP1) was significantly increased in afatinib-resistant lung cancer cells. To study the effect of SPP1 on afatinib resistance, siSPP1 was used to knock down SSP1 in afatinib-resistant lung cancer cells. Then sensitivity to afatinib and invasive ability were studied. We found that knockdown of SPP1 increased sensitivity of lung cancer cells to afatinib and decrease the ability of invasion. Of clinical significance, we found that SSP1 was upregulated in lung cancer tissues compared with adjacent normal tissues, and low level of SSP1 was strongly associated with better overall survival. Our results suggest that SPP1 enhanced the second-generation EGFR TKI resistance in lung cancer, and inhibiting SPP1 might be a therapeutic target to overcome afatinib resistance.

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Wang, X., Zhang, F., Yang, X., Xue, M., Li, X. et al. (2019). Secreted Phosphoprotein 1 (SPP1) Contributes to Second-Generation EGFR Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor Resistance in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Oncology Research, 27(8), 871–877.



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