Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1159/000076468
Title: Frequent loss of RUNX3 expression by promoter hypermethylation in gastric carcinoma
Authors: Oshimo, Y.
Oue, N.
Mitani, Y.
Nakayama, H.
Kitadai, Y.
Yoshida, K.
Ito, Y. 
Chayama, K.
Yasui, W.
Keywords: DNA methylation
Epigenetic
Gastric carcinoma
RUNX3
Transforming growth factor-beta
Issue Date: 2004
Source: Oshimo, Y., Oue, N., Mitani, Y., Nakayama, H., Kitadai, Y., Yoshida, K., Ito, Y., Chayama, K., Yasui, W. (2004). Frequent loss of RUNX3 expression by promoter hypermethylation in gastric carcinoma. Pathobiology 71 (3) : 137-143. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1159/000076468
Abstract: The RUNX3 gene is a member of the Runt domain family of transcription factors that are master regulators of gene expression in major developmental pathways. Recently, lack of RUNX3 function was found to be associated with genesis and progression of gastric carcinoma. We studied methylation of CpG islands in the RUNX3 gene by methylation-specific PCR in 80 gastric carcinoma specimens, 45 corresponding non-neoplastic mucosae, and 7 gastric carcinoma cell lines. We also measured levels of RUNX3 mRNA in 50 of the gastric carcinoma cases by quantitative RT-PCR and in the gastric carcinoma cell lines by RT-PCR. Hypermethylation of the RUNX3 promoter was found in 57 (71%) of 80 gastric carcinomas, and promoter hypermethylation of RUNX3 occurred more frequently in intestinal and diffuse-adherent type tumors than in diffuse-scattered type tumors (p = 0.046). Reduced RUNX3 expression was associated with promoter hypermethylation (p = 0. 036), however, there was no correlation between RUNX3 mRNA expression levels and T grade, N grade, tumor stage, or histological type. In corresponding non-neoplastic mucosae, hypermethylation of the RUNX3 promoter was found in 38 (84%) of 45 specimens. Among seven gastric carcinoma cell lines, three cell lines (MKN-28, MKN-74, TMK-1) with diminished expression of RUNX3 had promoter methylation and three cell lines (MKN-1, MKN-7, MKN-45) with RUNX3 expression showed no promoter methylation. Our results overall suggest that transcriptional inactivation of RUNX3 by promoter hypermethylation may participate in the stomach carcinogenesis. Copyright © 2004 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Source Title: Pathobiology
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/132532
ISSN: 10152008
DOI: 10.1159/000076468
Appears in Collections:Staff Publications

Show full item record
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

60
checked on Jan 24, 2018

WEB OF SCIENCETM
Citations

54
checked on Nov 16, 2017

Page view(s)

5
checked on Jan 21, 2018

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.