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HOX D13 expression across 79 tumor tissue types

Cantile, Monica and Franco, Renato and Tschan, Adrienne and Baumhoer, Daniel and Zlobec, Inti and Schiavo, Giulia and Forte, Iris and Bihl, Michel and Liguori, Giuseppina and Botti, Gerardo and Tornillo, Luigi and Karamitopoulou-Diamantis, Eva and Terracciano, Luigi and Cillo, Clemente. (2009) HOX D13 expression across 79 tumor tissue types. International journal of cancer : official journal of the International Union Against Cancer (UICC) = Journal international du cancer, Vol. 125. pp. 1532-1541.

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Abstract

HOX genes control normal development, primary cellular processes and are characterized by a unique genomic network organization. Locus D HOX genes play an important role in limb generation and mesenchymal condensation. Dysregulated HOXD13 expression has been detected in breast cancer, melanoma, cervical cancer and astrocytomas. We have investigated the epidemiology of HOXD13 expression in human tissues and its potential deregulation in the carcinogenesis of specific tumors. HOXD13 homeoprotein expression has been detected using microarray technology comprising more than 4,000 normal and neoplastic tissue samples including 79 different tumor categories. Validation of HOXD13 expression has been performed, at mRNA level, for selected tumor types. Significant differences are detectable between specific normal tissues and corresponding tumor types with the majority of cancers showing an increase in HOXD13 expression (16.1% normal vs. 57.7% cancers). In contrast, pancreas and stomach tumor subtypes display the opposite trend. Interestingly, detection of the HOXD13 homeoprotein in pancreas-tissue microarrays shows that its negative expression has a significant and adverse effect on the prognosis of patients with pancreatic cancer independent of the T or N stage at the time of diagnosis. Our study provides, for the first time, an overview of a HOX protein expression in a large series of normal and neoplastic tissue types, identifies pancreatic cancer as one of the most affected by the HOXD13 hoemoprotein and underlines the way homeoproteins can be associated to human cancerogenesis.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Querschnittsfächer (Klinik) > Pathologie USB
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Querschnittsfächer (Klinik) > Pathologie USB
03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Querschnittsfächer (Klinik) > Pathologie USB > Molekulare Pathologie (Terracciano)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Querschnittsfächer (Klinik) > Pathologie USB > Molekulare Pathologie (Terracciano)
UniBasel Contributors:Terracciano, Luigi M. and Tornillo, Luigi
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Alan R. Liss
ISSN:0020-7136
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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