Menin interacting proteins as clues toward the understanding of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1

Cancer Lett. 2003 Jan 10;189(1):1-10. doi: 10.1016/s0304-3835(02)00509-8.


Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) is a familial cancer syndrome characterized mostly by tumors of the parathyroids, pancreas and anterior pituitary. The gene responsible, MEN1, encodes Menin, a 610 aminoacid nuclear protein with no sequence homology to other proteins. Although a mouse knock-out model is available, the function of Menin is still elusive. Proteins of known function are shown to interact with Menin: JunD, nuclear factor-KappaB, Smad3, Pem, Nm23H1, glial fibrillary acidic protein, Vimentin, and probably P53. Their partnership with Menin may correspond to a regulation of their activity, but their relevance to the various traits of MEN1 pathogenicity is not established. This raises fundamental issues on the regulation pathways implicated in this complex endocrine disease.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cell Cycle
  • Cell Division
  • Disease Models, Animal
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic
  • Humans
  • Intermediate Filament Proteins / metabolism
  • Mice
  • Mice, Knockout
  • Models, Biological
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1 / genetics
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1 / metabolism*
  • Neoplasm Proteins / genetics
  • Neoplasm Proteins / physiology*
  • Neuronal Plasticity
  • Protein Binding
  • Proto-Oncogene Proteins*


  • Intermediate Filament Proteins
  • MEN1 protein, human
  • Neoplasm Proteins
  • Proto-Oncogene Proteins