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J Hepatol. 2001 Jun;34(6):840-9.

Genome-wide analyses on loss of heterozygosity in hepatocellular carcinoma in Southern China.

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Department of Hepatobiliary Oncology, Cancer Center, Sun Yat-sen University of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China.

Abstract

BACKGROUND/AIMS:

To conduct a genome-wide analysis of loss of heterozygosity (LOH) and its clinical significance in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in Southern China where high incidence of HCC was documented.

METHODS:

LOH of 382 microsatellite loci on all autosomes were detected with polymerase chain reaction-based microsatellite polymorphism analyses in 104 HCC tumor tissues.

RESULTS:

High frequency of LOH (>55.7%) was observed on chromosome 1p, 1q, 2q, 3p, 4q, 6q, 8p, 9p, 13q, 16q, and 17p. LOH rates on loci D4S2964 (4q21.21), D8S277 (8p23.1-pter) and D17S938 (17p13.1-p13.3) were significantly higher in cases with positive HBsAg than in those with negative HBsAg. Similarly, LOH on loci D1S214 (lp36.3), D1S2797 (1p34) and D3S3681 (3p11.2-p14.2) were more frequently detected in tumors with intrahepatic metastasis than in those without.

CONCLUSIONS:

Status of LOH in HCC in Southern China is similar to that reported previously in other countries and areas. However, we firstly identified high-frequency LOH on chromosome 3p in HCC. Furthermore, HBV infection, as well as tumor intrahepatic metastasis, may be correlated with allelic losses on certain chromosome regions.

PMID:
11451167
DOI:
10.1016/s0168-8278(01)00047-2
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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