The metastatic T-cell hybridoma antigen/P-selectin glycoprotein ligand 1 is required for hematogenous metastasis of lymphomas

Raes, Geert; Ghassabeh, Gholamreza Hassanzadeh; Brys, Lea; Mpofu, Nonsikelelo; Verschueren, Hendrik; Vanhecke, Dominique; De Baetselier, Patrick (2007). The metastatic T-cell hybridoma antigen/P-selectin glycoprotein ligand 1 is required for hematogenous metastasis of lymphomas. International journal of cancer, 121(12), pp. 2646-52. Malden, Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell 10.1002/ijc.23067

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Using variants of the murine BW5147 lymphoma cell-line, we have previously identified 3 monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) that discriminate between metastatic and nonmetastatic BW5147-derived T-cell hybridomas and lymphomas, as well as BW5147-unrelated T-lymphomas. These MAbs were reported to recognize an identical membrane-associated sialoglycoprotein, termed "metastatic T-cell hybridoma antigen" (MTH-Ag). Here, we document that the expression pattern of the MTH-Ag on metastatic and nonmetastatic BW5147 variants correlates with that of the P-selectin glycoprotein ligand 1 (PSGL-1), a sialomucin involved in leukocyte recruitment to sites of inflammation. Moreover, the MAbs against the MTH-Ag recognize PSGL-1 when it is transfected in MTH-Ag-negative BW5147 variants, suggesting that the MTH-Ag is PSGL-1. Overexpression of MTH-Ag/PSGL-1 in MTH-Ag-negative BW5147 variants did not affect their in vivo malignancy. Yet, down-regulation of MTH-Ag/PSGL-1 expression on metastatic, MTH-Ag-positive BW5147 variants, using an RNA interference (RNAi) approach, resulted, in a dose-dependent manner, in a significant reduction of liver and spleen colonization and a delay in mortality of the recipient mice upon intravenous inoculation. Collectively, these results demonstrate that, although MTH-Ag/PSGL-1 overexpression alone may not be sufficient for successful dissemination and organ colonization, MTH-Ag/PSGL-1 plays a critical role in hematogenous metastasis of lymphoid cancer cells.

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