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Aberrant methylation of the Pleckstrin and Sec7 domain-containing gene is implicated in ulcerative colitis-associated carcinogenesis through its inhibitory effect on apoptosis.
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PMID:  22002136     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The Pleckstrin and Sec7 domain-containing (PSD) gene, which regulates skeletal rearrangements, has been found to be more frequently methylated both in ulcerative colitis (UC)-associated colorectal cancer tissues (5 of 7; 71.4%) and matched normal epithelia (4 of 7; 57.1%) compared to non-neoplastic UC epithelia (6 of 22; 27.3%) and sporadic colorectal cancer tissues (6 of 32; 18.8%). The levels of PSD mRNA were positively correlated with the methylation status of PSD, as shown by both MSP and bisulfite sequencing. To determine the potential role of PSD silencing in the mechanisms underlying UC-associated carcinogenesis, the levels of senescence, proliferation and apoptosis were evaluated in a normal human fibroblast cell line (NHDF) in which 93% of PSD expression was knocked down by a small-interfering RNA (si-RNA). Although there were no significant differences in the levels of senescence and proliferation caused by PSD knockdown, the level of apoptosis was significantly decreased by PSD knockdown (5.3% in siControl-treated cells vs. 0.67% in siPSD-treated cells, p=0.0001). In addition, reactive oxygen species inducers accelerated apoptosis in NHDF and a neutrophil-like cell line, which was significantly reduced by PSD knockdown. To verify the effect of PSD methylation in tissue sections including 21 samples from UC patients with or without tumors, we elucidated PSD promoting accumulation of filamentous-actin (F-actin) and apoptosis by immunohistochemistry and TUNEL assay, respectively. Both levels of accumulation of F-actin and apoptosis were significantly decreased in specimens from UC patients with PSD methylation compared to those without PSD methylation (F-actin: 0.69±0.86 with vs. 1.57±0.51 without, p=0.0031, apoptotic index: 0.31±0.63 with vs. 1.0±0.88 without, p=0.0277). In conclusion, our results indicate that PSD methylation plays a significant role in the mechanisms underlying UC-associated carcinogenesis through its inhibitory effect on apoptosis in the interaction between colorectal mucosa and neutrophils.
Shinichiro Okada; Koichi Suzuki; Kato Takaharu; Hiroshi Noda; Hidenori Kamiyama; Takafumi Maeda; Masaaki Saito; Kei Koizumi; Yuichiro Miyaki; Fumio Konishi
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-10-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of oncology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1791-2423     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
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Created Date:  2011-10-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9306042     Medline TA:  Int J Oncol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Surgery, Saitama Medical Center, Jichi Medical University, 1-847 Amanuma-cho, Omiya-ku, Saitama 330-8503, Japan.
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