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Expression of matrix metalloproteinases and their inhibitors by rat NK cells: inhibition of their expression by genistein.

Authors
  • Kim, M H
  • Albertsson, P
  • Xue, Y
  • Kitson, R P
  • Nannmark, U
  • Goldfarb, R H
Type
Published Article
Journal
In vivo (Athens, Greece)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2000
Volume
14
Issue
5
Pages
557–564
Identifiers
PMID: 11125539
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In this study, we describe rat NK cell-derived MMPs including membrane-type MMPs (MT-MMPs) and tissue inhibitors of MMP (TIMPs). RT-PCR analysis from cDNA of rat A-NK cells revealed mRNA for MMP-2, MMP-9, MMP-7, MMP-10, MMP-11, MMP-13, MT1-MMP, MT2-MMP, TIMP-1, and TIMP-2. The RNK-16 cells expressed mRNA for MMP-7, MMP-10, MMP-11, MT1-MMP, MT2-MMP, TIMP-1, and TIMP-2, in addition to MMP-3 and MMP-13. Western blot analysis confirmed proteins for MT1-MMP and MT2-MMP in RNK-16 cells. TIMP-1 in rat A-NK cells was present at molecular mass of 34-kDa protein which may represent a highly glycosylated form. Genistein, a natural isoflavone found in soybeans, inhibited proliferation of RNK-16 cells in dosage dependent manner. In addition, it down-regulated the expression of MMP-13, MT1-MMP, TIMP-1 and TIMP-2. Moreover, genistein greatly impaired the ability of RNK-16 cells to invade through a model basement membrane. This effect might be mediated by the observed down-regulation of MMP-13 and MT1-MMP.

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