Sulfatides inhibit adhesion, migration, and invasion of murine melanoma B16F10 cell line in vitro

Hiroki Ozawa, Yoshiko Sonoda, Saori Kato, Erika Suzuki, Ryotaro Matsuoka, Takayuki Kanaya, Fumiyuki Kiuchi, Noriyasu Hada, Tadashi Kasahara

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Endogenous sulfatide, such as 3-sulfated galactosylceramide (3-sulfatide) has been reported to be involved in neuronal development and regulation of tumor cell metastasis. Recently, a new 6-sulfated glucosylceramide (6-sulfatide) has been isolated from the ascidian, Ciona intestinalis. To determine the antitumor function of the new sulfatide, we examined the effects of synthetic 6-sulfatide and 3-sulfatide on the metastatic features of a murine melanoma cell line, B16F10. Both sulfatides significantly inhibited the adhesion of melanoma cells onto fibronectin-coated tissue plates and, the motility and invasion of the cells, with 6-sulfatide showing stronger inhibitory activities. In addition, both sulfatides inhibited α5-, and β1- but not αv- or β3-integrin expression. Furthermore, these sulfatides inhibited the activation of focal adhesion kinase, Akt, and extracellular signal-regulated kinase signaling pathways, which are thought to be important for cell migration and invasion. Therefore, these sulfatides may serve as promising drug candidates for the treatment of cancer metastasis.

ジャーナルBiological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin
出版ステータスPublished - 2012 11月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 薬理学
  • 薬科学


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