Mutant p53 regulates LPA signaling through lysophosphatidic acid phosphatase type 6.

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Emerging evidence has indicated that high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC) originates in the fallopian tube, where the earliest known genetic lesion is the mutation of TP53. In addition to such genetic changes, HGSOC is characterized by altered metabolism, including the production of oncogenic lipids such as lysophosphatidic acid (LPA). To understand the crosstalk between TP53 mutations and LPA signaling, we utilized primary fallopian tube epithelial cells (FTEC) engineered to overexpress mutant p53. We found that gain-of-function (GOF) p53 mutations downregulated the LPA-degrading enzyme lysophosphatidic acid phosphatase type 6 (ACP6), leading to upregulation of focal adhesion signaling in an LPA-dependent manner. Although highly expressed in normal fallopian tube epithelium, ACP6 expression was significantly reduced in ovarian cancer tumors and early in situ lesions. Downregulation of ACP6 in ovarian cancer cells was necessary and sufficient to support HGSOC proliferation, adhesion, migration, and invasion. Using mouse models of metastasis, we established that attenuation of ACP6 expression was associated with increased tumor burden. Conversely, overexpression of ACP6 suppressed invasive behavior. These data identify an involvement of oncogenic p53 mutations in LPA signaling and HGSOC progression through regulation of ACP6 expression.

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Cited Authors

  • Chryplewicz, A; Tienda, SM; Nahotko, DA; Peters, PN; Lengyel, E; Eckert, MA

Published Date

  • March 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 5195 -

PubMed ID

  • 30914657

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC6435808

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2045-2322

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2045-2322

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/s41598-019-41352-5


  • eng