Cell adhesion to the extracellular matrix appears to trigger a cascade of intracellular signalings. We have shown previously that treatment of ovarian cancer cells with peritoneal conditioned medium or purified fibronectin (FN) activated matrix metalloproteinase 9 secretion and, thereby, cancer cell invasion. By use of antisense oligonucleotides to focal adhesion kinase (FAK) and a dominant-negative mutant of ras (S17Nras), we found that both FAK and c-Ras were required for the activation of matrix metalloproteinase 9 secretion by FN. In addition, both antisense oligonucleotides to FAK and S17Nras inhibited mitogen-activated protein kinase activation by FN treatment, suggesting the involvement of mitogenactivated protein kinase in the FN-dependent signaling.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 1 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research