LGR4 promotes tumorigenesis by activating TGF-β1/Smad signaling pathway in multiple myeloma

  • Impact factors: 4.8
  • Publication: CELLULAR SIGNALLING
  • Author:Zhigang Yi,Tao Ma,Jia Liu,Wenting Tie,Yanhong Li,Jun Bai,Lijuan Li,Liansheng Zhang
  • DOI citation-doi:10.1016/j.cellsig.2023.110814
  • Date:2023-07-18

Multiple myeloma (MM) is a common hematologic malignancy that remains incurable. Although accumulating evidence suggests that the leucine-rich repeat-containing G-protein-coupled receptor 4 (LGR4) plays a biological function in a variety of cancers, its biological function and molecular mechanisms in MM are unclear. In the present study, we found that LGR4 was significantly upregulated in MM tissues and cells. In vitro and in vivo experiments showed that knockdown of LGR4 significantly inhibited proliferation of MM cells, promoted apoptosis and arrested cell cycle in G1. Overexpression showed the opposite effect. Mechanistic studies revealed that LGR4 could interact with TGF-β1 and regulate TGF-β1 expression, thereby activating the TGF-β1/Smad signaling pathway and promoting MM progression. LGR4 may be a potential new target for MM diagnosis and treatment.

Related Products

$400.00$500.00

$400.00$500.00

$400.00$500.00

$400.00$500.00

$400.00$500.00

$400.00$500.00

$400.00$500.00

EK1392

$350.00$450.00

EK1242

$350.00$450.00

EK1C01

$350.00$450.00

EK1341

$350.00$450.00

EK1334

$350.00$450.00

EK2295

$350.00$450.00

$350.00$450.00

EK2100

$350.00$450.00

EK1360

$350.00$450.00

Hot products

Hot citation