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Int J Oncol. 1993 Dec;3(6):1067-70.

Expression of hepatocyte growth factor(hgf) and C-met gene in human gastric-cancer cell-lines.

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KANAZAWA UNIV,SCH MED,DEPT SURG 2,13-1 TAKARAMACHI,KANAZAWA,ISHIKAWA 920,JAPAN. NAGASAKI UNIV,SCH MED,DEPT ONCOL,NAGASAKI 852,JAPAN. KYUSHU UNIV,SCH MED,DEPT BIOL,HIGASHI KU,FUKUOKA 812,JAPAN.

Abstract

It has become evident that the hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) could be involved in the growth of various epithelial cells. In addition, it has recently been elucidated that the c-met gene, a proto-oncogene, encodes the HGF receptor. We examined the expression of HGF and c-met gene in human gastric cancer, using seven gastric cancer cell lines. The Northern blotting method revealed that, among seven cell lines used, only MKN45 expressed the c-met gene at a high efficiency, while the Southern blotting method demonstrated the amplification of the c-met gene. When the expression of HGF gene was studied by the Northern blot method, the expression of this gene was also observed only in MKN45, which was confirmed by immunostaining with polyclonal antibodies to HGF. The above results suggest the possibility that in MKN45, a gastric cancer cell line, the autocrine mechanism by HGF-met might be involved in its growth.

PMID:
21573474
DOI:
10.3892/ijo.3.6.1067

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