JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/46629
FullText URL 65_3_179.pdf
Author Teramen, Hirotake| Tsukuda, Kazunori| Tanaka, Norimitsu| Ueno, Tsuyoshi| Kubo, Takafumi| Ando, Midori| Soh, Junichi| Asano, Hiroaki| Pass, Harvery I.| Toyooka, Shinichi| Miyoshi, Shinichiro|
Abstract Suppression of p21 has been implicated in the genesis and progression of many human malignancies. DNA methylation is an important mechanism of gene silencing in human malignancies. In this study, we examined the expression status and aberrant methylaion of p21 in lung cancers and malignant pleural mesotheliomas (MPM). We used 12 small cell lung cancer (SCLC) cell lines, 13 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cell lines, 50 primary NSCLCs, 6 MPM cell lines and 10 primary MPMs. The expression and methylation of p21 was examined by reverse transcription-PCR (RT-PCR), Western blotting and methylation-specific PCR (MSP) assay. Loss of p21 protein expression was observed in 7 SCLC cell lines (58.3%), 5 NSCLC cell lines (38.5%) and 3 MPM cell lines (50%) while mRNA expression was lost in 2 SCLC cell lines (16.7%), 2 NSCLC cell lines (15.4%) and none of the MPM cell lines. Aberrant methylation of p21 was found in 8.3% of SCLC cell lines, 30.2% of NSCLCs and 6.3% of MPMs. Among primary NSCLCs, methylation in adenocarcinomas was significantly more frequent than in squamous cell carcinomas. Loss of p21 expression was frequently observed in lung cancers and MPMs and aberrant methylation was one of the mechanisms of suppression of p21, especially in NSCLCs.
Keywords p21 methylation lung cancer mesothelioma
Amo Type Original Article
Published Date 2011-06
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume65
Issue issue3
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 179
End Page 184
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
Copyright Holders CopyrightⒸ 2011 by Okayama University Medical School
File Version publisher
Refereed True
PubMed ID 21709715
Web of Science KeyUT 000292017500004