Loss of expression of human spectrin src homology domain binding protein 1 is associated with 10p loss in human prostatic adenocarcinoma

Neoplasia. 2001 Mar-Apr;3(2):99-104. doi: 10.1038/sj.neo.7900145.


The gene encoding human spectrin Src homology domain binding protein 1, or Hssh3bp1, which is a marker of macropinocytic vesicles and a potential regulator of macropinocytosis, co-localizes to a YAC containing chromosome 10p sequences at loci D10S89 and D10S111 that are frequently deleted in prostate tumors. Expression of Hssh3bp1 was evaluated at the protein level in 17 paired normal and malignant prostate tumor samples using the monoclonal antibody 2G8 to Hssh3bp1. These experiments demonstrated that 4/6 tumors (67%) with 10p deletion failed to express Hssh3bp1 protein compared to 5/11 (46%) tumors with intact 10p. Thus, loss of Hssh3bp1 expression is concordant with allelic loss of adjacent 10p sequences in human prostate tumors. In addition, two prostate tumor cell lines contain an exon skipping mutation in the Hssh3bp1 gene that leads to the abnormal splicing of the mRNA and loss of a portion of Abl tyrosine kinase SH3 domain binding site in the protein. These data are consistent with a role for Hssh3bp1 as a candidate tumor suppressor gene inactivated during prostate tumorigenesis.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing*
  • Adenocarcinoma / genetics*
  • Alleles
  • Binding Sites
  • Chromosomes, Artificial, Yeast
  • Chromosomes, Human, Pair 10*
  • Contig Mapping
  • Cytoskeletal Proteins*
  • Down-Regulation
  • Exons
  • Gene Deletion
  • Humans
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Male
  • Mutation
  • Phosphatidylinositol 3-Kinases / metabolism
  • Pinocytosis
  • Prostatic Neoplasms / genetics*
  • RNA, Messenger / metabolism
  • Spectrin / biosynthesis*
  • Spectrin / chemistry*
  • Spectrin / genetics*
  • Tumor Cells, Cultured
  • src Homology Domains


  • ABI1 protein, human
  • Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing
  • Cytoskeletal Proteins
  • RNA, Messenger
  • Spectrin
  • Phosphatidylinositol 3-Kinases