Introduction: Insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor (IGF-1R) was reported to be expressed in NET (neuroendocrine tumor) cells but its biological roles and activation status in non-functioning NET are unknown.
Aim(s): To study the biological roles of IGF-1R and its inhibition in non-functioning gastrointestinal NET (NFGINET) in 74 patients and two cell lines.
Materials and methods: Immunoreactivity of two forms of phosphorylated IGF-1R (p-IGF-1R:Y1135/Y1136 and Y1161) and its downstream factors in the intracellular signaling pathway (p-mTOR, p-ERK, p-4EBP1 and p-S6) were evaluated. The efficacy of IGF-1R inhibitor II (IGF-1Ri II) on proliferation and downstream factors above was studied in NCIH727 and COLO320 cell lines.
Conference: 8th Annual ENETS Conference (2011)
Presenting Author: Professor Hironobu Sasano
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