Research Paper Volume 11, Issue 22 pp 10697—10710

MAP2K4 interacts with Vimentin to activate the PI3K/AKT pathway and promotes breast cancer pathogenesis

Figure 6. Vimentin suppression reduces cell proliferation, migration, and invasion in MAP2K4-overexpressing breast cancer cells. MCF-7-Lv-MAP2K4 and MDA-MB-231-Lv-MAP2K4 cells were transfected with siRNA to inhibit Vimentin expression. Cell growth and cell cycle were measured using the MTT (A) and EdU assays (B). Invasion and migration were measured with the Transwell and Boyden Chamber assays (C, D). Mean ± SD, *P<0.05; **P<0.01; ***P<0.001. (E) Knocking down Vimentin suppressed PI3K/AKT and further modulated its downstream cell cycle and EMT-associated factors in MAP2K4-overexpressing breast cancer cells.