Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, Vol.544, 65-72, 2021
Knockdown of PC4 increases chemosensitivity of Oxaliplatin in triple negative breast cancer by suppressing mTOR pathway
As a multifunctional nuclear protein, the human positive cofactor 4 (PC4) is highly expressed in various tumors including breast cancer and has potential roles in cancer development and progression. However, the functional signatures and molecular mechanisms of PC4 in triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) progression and chemotherapeutic response are still unknown. In this study, we found that PC4 is significantly upregulated in TNBC cells compared with non-TNBC cells, implying its potential role in TNBC. Then, in vivo and in vitro studies revealed that knockdown of PC4 increased chemosensitivity of Oxaliplation (Oxa) in TNBC by suppressing mTOR pathway. Therefore, our findings demonstrated the signatures and molecular mechanisms of PC4 in TNBC chemotherapeutic response, and indicated that PC4 might be a promising therapeutic target for TNBC. (C) 2021 Published by Elsevier Inc.