J Bone Miner Res. 2015 Mar;30(3):488-97-

Using different osteotropic human prostate cancer cell lines, the influence of WNT5A overexpression and knock-down on proliferation, migration, and apoptosis was assessed. In vitro, WNT5A overexpression induced prostate cancer cell apoptosis and reduced proliferation and migration, whereas WNT5A knock-down showed opposite effects. In vivo, different xenograft models were used to determine the effects of WNT5A on tumor growth. Local tumor growth and tumor growth in the bone microenvironment was considerably diminished after WNT5A overexpression in PC3 cells. WNT5A exhibits antitumor effects in prostate cancer cells and may be suitable as a prognostic marker and therapeutic target for prostate cancer and associated skeletal metastases.

Autor: Thiele S1, Göbel A, Rachner TD, Fuessel S, Froehner M, Muders MH, Baretton GB, Bernhardt R, Jakob F, Glüer CC, Bornhäuser M, Rauner M, Hofbauer LC.

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