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posted on 2023-03-30, 17:22 authored by Yingshe Zhao, Richard Bachelier, Isabelle Treilleux, Philippe Pujuguet, Olivier Peyruchaud, Roland Baron, Philippe Clément-Lacroix, Philippe Clézardin
Supplementary Figures 1-3 from Tumor αvβ3 Integrin Is a Therapeutic Target for Breast Cancer Bone Metastases



In breast cancer bone metastasis, tumor cells stimulate osteoclast-mediated bone resorption, and bone-derived growth factors released from resorbed bone stimulate tumor growth. The αvβ3 integrin is an adhesion receptor expressed by breast cancer cells and osteoclasts. It is implicated in tumor cell invasion and osteoclast-mediated bone resorption. Here, we hypothesized that the therapeutic targeting of tumor αvβ3 integrin would prevent bone metastasis formation. We first showed that, compared with mock-transfected cells, the i.v. inoculation of αvβ3-overexpressing MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells in animals increased bone metastasis incidence and promoted both skeletal tumor burden and bone destruction. The direct inoculation of αvβ3-overexpressing transfectants into the tibial bone marrow cavity did not however enhance skeletal tumor burden and bone destruction, suggesting that αvβ3 controls earlier events during bone metastasis formation. We next examined whether a nonpeptide antagonist of αvβ3 (PSK1404) exhibits meaningful antitumor effects in experimental breast and ovarian cancer bone metastasis. A continuous PSK1404 treatment, which inhibited osteoclast-mediated bone resorption in an animal model of bone loss, substantially reduced bone destruction and decreased skeletal tumor burden. Importantly, a short-term PSK1404 treatment that did not inhibit osteoclast activity also decreased skeletal tumor burden and bone destruction. This dosing regimen caused a profound and specific inhibition of bone marrow colonization by green fluorescent protein, αvβ3-expressing tumor cells in vivo and blocked tumor cell invasion in vitro. Overall, our data show that tumor αvβ3 integrin stands as a therapeutic target for the prevention of skeletal metastases. [Cancer Res 2007;67(12):5821–30]

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