The insulin-like growth factor I receptor (IGF-IR) has been implicated in the development and progression of many common cancers and other neoplastic diseases. The tumorigenic potential of IGF-IR relies on its antiapoptotic and transforming activities. The molecular mechanisms by which IGF-IR controls the proliferation and survival of tumour cells have been extensively studied and many pathways have been delineated. However, the role of IGF-IR in the regulation of non-mitogenic cell functions is less well understood. Here we focus on IGF-IR-dependent cell–cell adhesion. Limited studies suggested that IGF-IR can regulate cell aggregation and intercellular adhesion mediated by cadherins and cadherin-associated proteins. We review the mechanisms of this process and discuss the impact of IGF-IR-dependent cell–cell adhesion on the phenotype of tumour cells.

IGF-I receptor, cell-cell adhesion, tumour development and progression

MAURO, Loredana;
2004-01-01

Abstract

The insulin-like growth factor I receptor (IGF-IR) has been implicated in the development and progression of many common cancers and other neoplastic diseases. The tumorigenic potential of IGF-IR relies on its antiapoptotic and transforming activities. The molecular mechanisms by which IGF-IR controls the proliferation and survival of tumour cells have been extensively studied and many pathways have been delineated. However, the role of IGF-IR in the regulation of non-mitogenic cell functions is less well understood. Here we focus on IGF-IR-dependent cell–cell adhesion. Limited studies suggested that IGF-IR can regulate cell aggregation and intercellular adhesion mediated by cadherins and cadherin-associated proteins. We review the mechanisms of this process and discuss the impact of IGF-IR-dependent cell–cell adhesion on the phenotype of tumour cells.
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