The human pancreatic tumor cell line SUIT-2 was derived from a metastatic lesion in the liver of a patient with pancreatic adenocarcinoma. SUIT-2 and clonal cell lines derived from it show spontaneous metastasis to lung and regional lymph nodes from s.c. nude mouse xenografts and were found to express P-selectin mRNA and protein. Surface expression of P-selectin protein was increased by exposure of the pancreatic tumor cells to thrombin, oxygen radicals, and trypsin, suggesting that common cellular mechanisms for regulating P-selectin surface expression exist among platelets, endothelial cells, and these pancreatic tumor cells. The finding that P-selectin is expressed by metastatic pancreatic tumor cells demonstrates that the range of cell types that express these adhesion molecules is broader than believed previously.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|State||Published - Apr 9 1997|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research