Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Cancer Lett. 2006 Sep 28;241(2):281-8. Epub 2005 Dec 7.

Involvement of GATA-4/-5 transcription factors in ovarian carcinogenesis.

Author information

  • 1Department of Comprehensive Reproductive Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, 1-5-45, Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8519, Japan.

Abstract

To clarify the role of GATA transcription factors in ovarian carcinogenesis, we analyzed the expression and methylation states of GATA-4/-5/-6 in eight human ovarian cancer cell lines. GATA-4/-5 were methylated in three and two cell lines without their expression, respectively. Methylation of GATA-4/-5 was also detected in nine and five of 15 primary ovarian cancers, respectively. GATA-6 was not methylated in any cases. We transiently over-expressed GATA-5 in the JHOC-5 cell line using an adenovirus system, resulting in that apoptosis was induced and apoptosis-related genes, such as Apaf-1, were up-regulated. These data suggest that GATA-4/-5 may be involved in ovarian carcinogenesis.

PMID:
16337738
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk