Data on the negative regulation of invadopodia activity by MLCK
Jerrell, Rachel J.
Actomyosin contractility can promote extracellular matrix (ECM) degradation by invadopodia in cancer cells. However, we previously found that inhibiting myosin light chain kinase (MLCK) with siRNA did not change force generation by the head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) cell line SCC-61. We provide data here that this targeted method of MLCK knockdown (KD) resulted in a significant increase in the amount of ECM degradation, number of actively degrading invadopodia, and the number of total invadopodia formed. These data are related to the research article entitled "Matrix rigidity differentially regulates invadopodia activity through ROCK1 and ROCK2" Jerrell and Parekh, 2016. (C) 2019 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Inc.