SFPQ Promotes Lung Cancer Malignancy via Regulation of CD44 v6 Expression.
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Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) contribute to tumor pathogenesis and elicit antitumor immune responses in tumor microenvironments. Nuclear proteins might be the main players in these processes. In the current study, combining spatial proteomics with ingenuity pathway analysis (IPA) in lung non-small cell (NSC) cancer MSCs, we identify a key nuclear protein regulator, SFPQ (Splicing Factor Proline and Glutamine Rich), which is overexpressed in lung cancer MSCs and functions to promote MSCs proliferation, chemical resistance, and invasion. Mechanistically, the knockdown of SFPQ reduces CD44v6 expression to inhibit lung cancer MSCs stemness, proliferation in vitro, and metastasis in vivo. The data indicates that SFPQ may be a potential therapeutic target for limiting growth, chemotherapy resistance, and metastasis of lung cancer.


Spatial Proteomics
ingenuity pathway analysis
lung non-small cell (NSC) cancer
mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs)
nuclear fraction
quantitative proteomics


Yang, Libang
Yang, Jianbo
Jacobson, Blake
Gilbertsen, Adam
Smith, Karen
Higgins, LeeAnn
Guerrero, Candace
Xia, Hong
Henke, Craig A
Lin, Jizhen