The treatment of metastatic osteosarcoma (OS) remains a challenge for oncologists, and novel therapeutic strategies are urgently needed. An understanding of the pathways that regulate OS dissemination is required for the design of novel treatment approaches. We recently identified Rho-associated coiled-coil containing protein kinase 2 (ROCK2) as a crucial driver of OS cell migration. In this study, we explored the impact of ROCK2 disruption on the metastatic capabilities of OS cells and analyzed its functional relationship with Yes-associated protein-1 (YAP), the main transcriptional mediator of mechanotransduction signaling.

ROCK2 deprivation leads to the inhibition of tumor growth and metastatic potential in osteosarcoma cells through the modulation of YAP activity

Zucchini, Cinzia;Manara, Maria Cristina;Cristalli, Camilla;Pinca, Rosa Simona;Landuzzi, Lorena;Pasello, Michela;Lollini, Pier-Luigi;Donati, Davide Maria;Scotlandi, Katia
2019

Abstract

The treatment of metastatic osteosarcoma (OS) remains a challenge for oncologists, and novel therapeutic strategies are urgently needed. An understanding of the pathways that regulate OS dissemination is required for the design of novel treatment approaches. We recently identified Rho-associated coiled-coil containing protein kinase 2 (ROCK2) as a crucial driver of OS cell migration. In this study, we explored the impact of ROCK2 disruption on the metastatic capabilities of OS cells and analyzed its functional relationship with Yes-associated protein-1 (YAP), the main transcriptional mediator of mechanotransduction signaling.
Zucchini, Cinzia; Manara, Maria Cristina; Cristalli, Camilla; Carrabotta, Marianna; Greco, Sara; Pinca, Rosa Simona; Ferrari, Cristina; Landuzzi, Lorena; Pasello, Michela; Lollini, Pier-Luigi; Gambarotti, Marco; Donati, Davide Maria; Scotlandi, Katia
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