We have previously demonstrated that stromal cell-derived factor (SDF)-1/CXCR4 system enhances the metastases of oral cancer cells via induction of mGluR5. In this study, we examined the transcriptional regulation of mGluR5 induced by the SDF-1/CXCR4 system, using oral cancer cells, B88, which express functional CXCR4 and have highly metastatic potentials. mGluR5 was markedly induced both by the exogenous SDF-1 addition and overexpression of SDF-1 in B88 cells. These induction was completely inhibited by a MEK inhibitor, U0126, and partially inhibited by a PI3K inhibitor, wortmannin. Furthermore, these inhibitors significantly inhibited the SDF-1/CXCR4 dependent cell-migration in the presence or absence of mGluR5 agonist, DHPG. Recently, several investigators demonstrated that activation of the ERK1/2 pathway is responsible for the transcription of several cancer-associated microRNAs (miRNAs). Thus, we performed miRNA microarray in SDF-1 stimulated B88 cells. we isolated miR-30 family which has predictive binding sites in 3'-UTR of mGluR5 mRNA in silico analysis. We now analyze the regulation of these miRNA by MEK/ERK1/2 and PI3K/Akt pathway.

Citation Format: Nobuyuki Kuribayashi, Daisuke Uchida, Makoto Kinouchi, Sayaka Izumi, Kyoko Kuribayashi, Hitoshi Kawamata. Mechanism of transcriptional regulation of metabotropic glutamate recepter-5 induced by the CXCR4 signaling pathway [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2017; 2017 Apr 1-5; Washington, DC. Philadelphia (PA): AACR; Cancer Res 2017;77(13 Suppl):Abstract nr 1328. doi:10.1158/1538-7445.AM2017-1328