Novel interaction between the co-chaperone cdc37 and rho gtpase exchange factor vav3 promotes androgen receptor activity and prostate cancer growth

Fayi Wu, Stephanie O. Peacock, Shuyun Rao, Sandra Lemmon, Kerry L Burnstein

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Background: The Rho GTPase guanine nucleotide exchange factor, Vav3, is overexpressed in human prostate cancer and enhances androgen receptor transcriptional activity. Results: Cdc37 is a novel Vav3 binding partner that enhances androgen receptor co-activation by Vav3 and increases prostate cancer cell proliferation. Conclusion: Vav3-Cdc37 interaction is required for maximal androgen receptor function and prostate cancer growth. Significance: Vav3-Cdc37 interaction is a potential therapeutic target for prostate cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5463-5474
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Biological Chemistry
Issue number8
StatePublished - Feb 22 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Molecular Biology

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