Allelic loss of the ING gene family loci is a frequent event in ameloblastoma

Silvia S. Borkosky, Mehmet Gunduz, Levent Beder, Hidetsugu Tsujigiwa, Ryo Tamamura, Esra Gunduz, Naoki Katase, Andrea P. Rodriguez, Akira Sasaki, Noriyuki Nagai, Hitoshi Nagatsuka

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Abstract

Ameloblastoma is the most frequently encountered odontogenic tumor, characterized by a locally invasive behavior, frequent recurrences, and, although rare, metastatic capacity. Loss or inactivation of tumor suppressor genes (TSGs) allows cells to acquire neoplastic growth. The ING family proteins are tumor suppressors that physically and functionally interact with p53 to perform important roles in apoptosis, DNA repair, cell cycle regulation, and senescence. TP53 genetic alterations were reported to infrequently occur in ameloblastoma. Considering that other TSGs related to TP53 could be altered in this tumor, we focused our study on the ING family genes. We analyzed the loss of heterozygosity (LOH) status of the ING family (ING1-ING5) chromosomal loci in a group of ameloblastomas by microsatellite analysis, and correlated the ING LOH status with clinicopathological characteristics. By using specific microsatellite markers, high frequency of LOH was found at the loci of each ING gene family member (33.3-72.2%). A significant relationship was shown between LOH of D2S140 (ING5 locus) and solid tumor type (p = 0.02). LOH of ING3MS (ING3 locus) was also high in solid type tumors, showing a near significant association. In addition, a notable tendency toward higher LOH for half of the markers was observed in recurrent cases. LOH of ING family genes appears as a common genetic alteration in solid ameloblastoma. The current study provides interesting novel information regarding the potential prognostic significance of the allelic loss of the ING gene family loci in ameloblastoma tumorigenesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)509-518
Number of pages10
JournalOncology research
Volume18
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Allelic loss
  • Ameloblastoma
  • ING family
  • Microsatellite
  • Tumor suppressor genes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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