Epigenetic identification of receptor tyrosine kinase-like orphan receptor 2 as a functional tumor suppressor inhibiting beta-catenin and AKT signaling but frequently methylated in common carcinomas
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摘要Through subtraction of tumor-specific CpG methylation, we identified receptor tyrosine kinase-like orphan receptor 2 (ROR2) as a candidate tumor suppressor gene (TSG). ROR2 is a specific receptor or co-receptor for WNT5A, involved in canonical and non-canonical WNT signaling, with its role in tumorigenesis controversial. We characterized its functions and related cell signaling in common carcinomas. ROR2 was frequently silenced by promoter CpG methylation in multiple carcinomas including nasopharyngeal, esophageal, gastric, colorectal, hepatocellular, lung, and breast cancers, while no direct correlation of ROR2 and WNT5A expression was observed. Ectopic expression of ROR2 resulted in tumor suppression independent of WNT5A status, through inhibiting tumor cell growth and inducing cell cycle arrest and apoptosis. ROR2 further suppressed epithelial-mesenchymal transition and tumor cell stemness through repressing beta-catenin and AKT signaling, leading to further inhibition of tumor cell migration/invasion and increased chemo-sensitivity. Thus ROR2, as an epigenetically inactivated TSG, antagonizes both beta-catenin and AKT signaling in multiple tumorigenesis. Its epigenetic silencing could be a potential tumor biomarker and therapeutic target for carcinomas.
著者Li LL, Ying JM, Tong X, Zhong L, Su XW, Xiang TX, Shu XS, Rong R, Xiong L, Li HY, Chan ATC, Ambinder RF, Guo YJ, Tao Q
期刊名稱Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences
出版社Springer Verlag (Germany)
頁次2179 - 2192
關鍵詞Carcinoma; Methylation; pigenetic; ROR2; Tumor suppressor
Web of Science 學科類別Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY; Cell Biology; CELL BIOLOGY

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