Nogo-B mediates HeLa cell adhesion and motility through binding of Fibulin-5

Shumin Zhou, Wei Xiao, Qingwen Wan, Changhua Yi, Feifei Xiao, Yingle Liu, Yipeng Qi

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Nogo-B is a known regulator of neural functions and plays an important role in cell adhesion and migration. To our knowledge, the molecular mechanism behind its regulation of cell motility is still unknown. Here, we identified Fibulin-5, a secreted extracellular matrix protein, as a binding partner of Nogo-B. Using HeLa cells as a model, we found that Nogo-B and Fibulin-5 co-localize in the cytoplasm and plasma membrane. Furthermore, in HeLa cells that overexpress Nogo-B, cell migration and invasion was promoted by the elevated secretion of Fibulin-5. Thus, identification of the Nogo-B binding protein Fibulin-5 may contribute to uncover the pathway in which Nogo-B regulates tumor cell movement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-253
Number of pages7
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 2010


  • Cell motility
  • Fibulin-5
  • Nogo-B
  • Secretion
  • Tumor metastasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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