Differential Expression of Apoptosis, Cell Cycle Regulation and Intermediate Filament Genes in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinomas Associated with Toombak Use in Sudan
2011 (English)In: Anticancer Research, ISSN 0250-7005, E-ISSN 1791-7530, Vol. 31, no 10, 3345-3351 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Previously we used microarray genomic hybridization technology to explore genome-wide profiles of chromosomal aberrations in samples of oral squamous cell carcinomas (OSCCs) and paired normal controls. Based on these findings, 9 genes related to apoptosis, cell cycle regulation and intermediate filament proteins were selected and their differential expression status was examined by real-time quantitative RT-PCR in 26 samples of Sudanese OSCCs and their matched normal controls. The findings were correlated with the habit of toombak use. The mRNA levels of Bcl2, keratin 1, keratin 13 and p53 were significantly lower and the level of survivin was significantly higher in the OSCC samples of the toombak users compared to their paired control samples. A significant down-regulation in keratin I and keratin 13 expression levels was found in the OSCC samples of the non-toombak users compared to their normal control samples. The differential expression of genes related to apoptosis, cell cycle regulation and types I and II keratin could be useful diagnostic markers and provide valuable information for the understanding of oral malignancy in relation to toombak use.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 31, no 10, 3345-3351 p.
Oral squamous cell carcinomas, toombak, genes, apoptosis, cell cycle regulation, intermediate filament proteins, Sudan
Cancer and Oncology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-160724ISI: 000295667700030PubMedID: 21965745OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-160724DiVA: diva2:453127