Expression of oncogenes, tumour suppressor, mismatch repair and apoptosis-related genes in primary and metastatic melanoma cells.
2001 (English)In: International Journal of Oncology, ISSN 1019-6439, Vol. 19, no 6, 1149-1153 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Several genetic alterations have been implicated in the development of malignant melanoma, but the expression of oncogenes, tumour suppressor, mismatch repair and apoptosis-related genes and their interactions in melanoma have not been completely clarified. We simultaneously examined the expression of p73, c-erbB-2, ras, p53, Mdm2, p27, DCC, hMLH-1, hMSH-2, bcl-2, Bax and NF-kappaB, by immunocytochemistry, in both primary and metastatic melanoma cell lines derived from melanoma patients. p73 was expressed in 7/8 cell lines, but stronger expressed in the metastatic cells than in the primary melanoma cells. c-erbB-2 was detected in all 8 cell lines and ras in 2/5 metastases. p53 was found in all the cell lines and Mdm2 in 1/8 of the cell lines. In the same patient, the intensity of p27 expression was decreased from the primary to the metastatic tumours. bcl-2 was expressed in all the cell lines. Bax was absent in 5/8 cell lines. In the same patient, Bax was weakly expressed in the primary tumour but lacking in the metastases. The data demonstrate that overexpression of p73, c-erbB-2, p53 and bcl-2, and loss of Mdm2 and Bax may interact and play important roles in the development and aggressiveness of human melanoma.
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2001. Vol. 19, no 6, 1149-1153 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-25323Local ID: 9765OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-25323DiVA: diva2:245651