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PNAS-4 expression and its relationship to p53 in colorectal cancer
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2012 (English)In: Molecular Biology Reports, ISSN 0301-4851, E-ISSN 1573-4978, Vol. 39, no 1, 243-249 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

PNAS-4 is a novel pro-apoptotic protein activated during the early response to DNA damage; however, the molecular mechanisms and pathways regulating PNAS-4 expression in tumors are not well understood. We hypothesized that PNAS-4 is a p53 down-stream target gene and designed this study. We searched online for putative p53-binding sites in the entire PNAS-4 gene and did not find any corresponding information. In HCT116 colon cancer cells, after being transfected with small interfering RNA to silence p53, the expressions of PNAS-4 and other known p53 target gene (Apaf1, Bax, Fas and Dr5) were determined by real-time PCR. We found that PNAS-4 was up-regulated while Apaf1, Bax, Fas and Dr5 were down-regulated. We then examined the expression of PNAS-4 and p53 mutation in colorectal cancer patients. PNAS-4 expressed both in colorectal cancers and normal tissues, but compared with paired control, PNAS-4 was up-regulated in cancers (P = 0.018). PNAS-4 overexpression ratios were correlated to the p53 mutant status (P = 0.001). The mean PNAS-4 expression levels of p53 mutant homozygote group and heterozygote group were higher than that of p53 wild type group (P = 0.013). The expression ratios of PNAS-4 (every sample in relative to its paired normal mucosa) were different between negative lymph node metastasis (66% up-regulated, 34% down-regulated) and positive metastasis (42% up-regulated, 58% down-regulated). Taken together, these findings suggested that PNAS-4 was not a p53 target, but overexpression of PNAS-4 was correlated to p53 inactivity in colorectal cancer.

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Springer Verlag (Germany) , 2012. Vol. 39, no 1, 243-249 p.
Keyword [en]
Colorectal carcinoma; PNAS-4; Small interfering RNA; p53; Real-time PCR
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-73308DOI: 10.1007/s11033-011-0732-3ISI: 297355700031OAI: diva2:472112
Available from: 2012-01-03 Created: 2012-01-02 Last updated: 2012-01-03

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