Inhibition of focal adhesion kinase with her-2 targeted antibody pertuzumab (Omnitarg (R), 2C4) in breast cancer cells

Canbay E., Gur-Dedeoglu B., Bozkurt B., Karabeyoglu M., ÜNAL B., Yildirim O., ...More

GENE THERAPY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, pp.293-299, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.293-299
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Pertuzumab (Omnitarg (R), 2C4) is a recombinant humanized monoclonal antibody targeted to extracellular region of HER-2. Previous results proved the inhibitory effect of Pertuzumab on the survival of breast cancer cells via MAPK and AM pathway. Focal adhesion kinase (FAK) regulates multiple cellular processes including growth, differentiation, adhesion, motility and apoptosis. Here, we aimed to investigate the effects of Pertuzumab on ligand activated total FAK expression and phosphorylation in the HER-2 overexpressing BT-474 breast cancer cell line. Heregulin,vas used for ligand activation. We have found that FAK expression and phosphorylation were inhibited in with Pertuzumab in breast cancer cells.