Expression status of RUNX1/AML1 in normal gastric epithelium and its mutational analysis in microdissected gastric cancer cells

  • Authors:
    • Takebumi Usui
    • Kazuhiko Aoyagi
    • Norihisa Saeki
    • Yukihiro Nakanishi
    • Yae Kanai
    • Misao Ohki
    • Kenji Ogawa
    • Teruhiko Yoshida
    • Hiroki Sasaki
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  • Published online on: October 1, 2006     https://doi.org/10.3892/ijo.29.4.779
  • Pages: 779-784
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Abstract

Although Runt-related transcription factors RUNXs (RUNX1-3) have a high similarity in their structure, only RUNX3 is known to be involved in gastric carcinogenesis. First, we examined mRNA expression of these three RUNX genes in the gastric mucosa, and, finding only RUNX2 was not expressed there, we further investigated RUNX1 and RUNX3 expression in three regions including the pit, isthmus/neck, and gland regions of the human normal stomach and whether RUNX1 is involved in gastric carcinogenesis. The mRNA expression of RUNX1 and RUNX3 was examined by use of the three regions isolated by laser-captured microdissection (LCM) and by use of primary gastric cancer tissues. Furthermore, RUNX1 mutational analysis was performed in the cancer cells, which also were isolated from 44 paraffin-embedded gastric cancer tissues by LCM. RUNX1 was co-expressed with RUNX3 in the pit region, and has cell growth-inhibition activity similar to RUNX3. RUNX3 has been reported to be suppressed by DNA methylation in a subset of gastric cancers; however, the expression of RUNX1 mRNA was observed in all of the gastric cancer cell lines and gastric cancer tissues that we examined. No RUNX1 mutation was found in the 44 gastric cancer patients. Although RUNX1 is similar to RUNX3 in both the expression pattern in the stomach and its cell growth-inhibition activity, RUNX1 is not involved in most cases of gastric cancers. These results suggest that the transcriptional target genes are different between these two family genes.

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Usui, T., Aoyagi, K., Saeki, N., Nakanishi, Y., Kanai, Y., Ohki, M. ... Sasaki, H. (2006). Expression status of RUNX1/AML1 in normal gastric epithelium and its mutational analysis in microdissected gastric cancer cells. International Journal of Oncology, 29, 779-784. https://doi.org/10.3892/ijo.29.4.779
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Usui, T., Aoyagi, K., Saeki, N., Nakanishi, Y., Kanai, Y., Ohki, M., Ogawa, K., Yoshida, T., Sasaki, H."Expression status of RUNX1/AML1 in normal gastric epithelium and its mutational analysis in microdissected gastric cancer cells". International Journal of Oncology 29.4 (2006): 779-784.
Chicago
Usui, T., Aoyagi, K., Saeki, N., Nakanishi, Y., Kanai, Y., Ohki, M., Ogawa, K., Yoshida, T., Sasaki, H."Expression status of RUNX1/AML1 in normal gastric epithelium and its mutational analysis in microdissected gastric cancer cells". International Journal of Oncology 29, no. 4 (2006): 779-784. https://doi.org/10.3892/ijo.29.4.779