TIMP-1 and CD82, a promising combined evaluation marker for PDAC

Jiexin Zhang, Tijun Wu, Shanshan Zhan, Nan Qiao, Xu Zhang, Yunxia Zhu, Nan Yang, Yujie Sun, Xin A. Zhang, David Bleich, Xiao Han

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Tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases-1 (TIMP-1) is a widely secreted protein that regulates cell motility, proliferation, and apoptosis. Although it is recognized that TIMP-1-tetraspanin CD63 regulates epithelial cell apoptosis and proliferation, how TIMP-1 controls cell motility is not well understood. In this study, we identify tetraspanin CD82 (also called KAI1) as a component of the promiscuous TIMP-1 interacting protein complex on cell surface of human pancreatic adenocarcinoma cells. CD82 directly binds to TIMP-1 N-terminal region through its large extracellular loop and co-localizes with TIMP-1 in both cancer cell lines and clinical samples. Moreover, CD82 facilitates membrane-bound TIMP-1 endocytosis, which significantly contributes to the anti-migration effect of TIMP-1. CD82 silencing partially eliminates these functions. TIMP-1 and CD82 expression status in patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) might demonstrate future usefulness as a differentiation marker and give us new insight into tumorigenic metastatic potential.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6496-6512
Number of pages17
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology


  • CD82
  • Cell motility
  • Interaction
  • PDAC
  • TIMP-1

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Zhang, J., Wu, T., Zhan, S., Qiao, N., Zhang, X., Zhu, Y., Yang, N., Sun, Y., Zhang, X. A., Bleich, D., & Han, X. (2017). TIMP-1 and CD82, a promising combined evaluation marker for PDAC. Oncotarget, 8(4), 6496-6512. https://doi.org/10.18632/oncotarget.14133