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Anticancer Res. 2018 May;38(5):2787-2792.

Expression of Zinc Finger and BTB Domain-containing 7A in Colorectal Carcinoma.

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1
Department of Pathology, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
2
Department of Pathology, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea hyunsookim@yuhs.ac.
3
Department of Pathology, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
4
Department of Pathology, Kyung Hee University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Abstract

BACKGROUND/AIM:

Previous studies have revealed that zinc finger and BTB domain-containing 7A (ZBTB7A), an important proto-oncogene, plays multiple roles in carcinogenesis and is up-regulated in several human malignancies. However, the expression of ZBTB7A in colorectal carcinoma (CRC) has seldom been documented. In this study, we investigated the differential expression of ZBTB7A in CRC cell lines and tissues.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

Expression levels of ZBTB7A mRNA and protein were examined in CRC cell lines. ZBTB7A protein expression was also evaluated in tissue samples of normal colonic mucosa, high-grade dysplasia, and CRC using immunohistochemical staining.

RESULTS:

All CRC cell lines exhibited significantly higher ZBTB7A mRNA expression levels than did normal colonic epithelial cells. The ZBTB7A protein expression levels were clearly higher in the CRC cell lines than in the normal colonic epithelial cells. Consistent with the cell line data, immunostaining revealed that there were significant differences in ZBTB7A protein expression between tissue samples of CRC and normal colonic mucosa (p=0.048) and high-grade dysplasia (p=0.015). In addition, metastatic CRC exhibited significantly higher ZBTB7A protein expression levels than primary CRC (p=0.027).

CONCLUSION:

We demonstrated that ZBTB7A expression is up-regulated in CRC cell lines and tissues. Our data suggest that ZBTB7A is involved in the development and progression of CRC.

KEYWORDS:

Colon; colorectal carcinoma; leukemia/lymphoma-related factor; poxvirus and zinc finger and Kr├╝ppel erythroid myeloid ontogenic factor; zinc finger and BTB domain-containing 7A

PMID:
29715100
DOI:
10.21873/anticanres.12522
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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