Effect of organ site on nuclear matrix protein composition

Tracy S. Replogle-Schwab, Robert H. Getzenberg, Terry L. Donat, Kenneth J. Pienta

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

8 Scopus citations


The nuclear matrix has been linked to several important cellular functions within cells, such as DNA organization and replication, as well as regulation of gene expression. It has been reported that the nuclear matrix protein composition is altered in cells grown on different extracellular matrices in vitro. This study examined the nuclear matrix protein composition of tumors produced by MAT-LyLu (MLL) rat prostate tumor cells implanted at different organ sites within the rat. When high resolution two-dimensional gels were utilized to compare nuclear matrix protein composition to the prostate orthotopic tumor, it was found that there were distinct protein differences depending upon where the tumor grew. In particular, there were 14 proteins found in the lung, six proteins found in intramuscular, 17 proteins is the heart, and five proteins in the tail vein tumor tissue that were not present in the prostate orthotopic tumor tissue. Therefore, this study adds evidence to support that the nuclear matrix composition of a cell is dependent, at least in part, by the extracellular matrix and/or different cellular environments and may have a role in site-specific differences in tumor properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)132-141
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of cellular biochemistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • MAT-LyLu (MLL)
  • cancer
  • extracellular matrix
  • gene expression
  • orthotopic
  • two-dimensional electrophoresis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


Dive into the research topics of 'Effect of organ site on nuclear matrix protein composition'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this