Frequent deletion of ING2 locus at 4q35.1 associates with advanced tumor stage in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma

Silvia S. Borkosky, Mehmet Gunduz, Hitoshi Nagatsuka, Levent Bekir Beder, Esra Gunduz, Mahmoud Al Sheikh Ali, Andrea P. Rodriguez, Mehmet Zeynel Cilek, Susumu Tominaga, Noboru Yamanaka, Kenji Shimizu, Noriyuki Nagai

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Abstract

Background: Loss of heterozygosity (LOH) in the ING family members has been shown in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) except for ING2. Like all the other members of ING family, ING2, which is located at chromosome 4q35.1, is a promising tumor suppressor gene (TSG). In this study, we performed LOH analysis of ING2 in HNSCC and compared it with clinicopathological variables. Materials and methods: We performed LOH analysis in DNAs from 80 paired of normal and HNSCC tissues, using a specifically designed microsatellite marker on chromosome 4q35.1, which detects allelic loss of ING2. TP53 mutation analysis and its relationship with ING2 chromosomal deletion were also performed in available 68 of the samples. The correlation between LOH status and clinicopathological characteristics was evaluated by using statistical methods. The overall survival (OS) and disease free survival (DFS) were also determined. Results: LOH was detected in 54.6% (30/55) of the informative samples. Statistical significance was obtained between LOH and tumor (T) stage (P = 0.02), application of radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Positive node status (N) appeared to be the only independent prognostic factor for both OS (P = 0.031) and DFS (P = 0.044). Conclusions: Our study showed allelic loss of 4q35.1 in HNSCC. The high percentage of LOH suggests ING2 as a candidate TSG in HNSCC. High LOH frequency was statistically associated with advanced T stage, suggesting that ING2 LOH might occur in late stages during HNSCC progression.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)703-713
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of cancer research and clinical oncology
Volume135
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2009

Keywords

  • Chromosome 4q35.1
  • Head and neck cancer
  • ING family
  • ING2
  • LOH
  • Tumor suppressor gene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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    Borkosky, S. S., Gunduz, M., Nagatsuka, H., Beder, L. B., Gunduz, E., Al Sheikh Ali, M., Rodriguez, A. P., Cilek, M. Z., Tominaga, S., Yamanaka, N., Shimizu, K., & Nagai, N. (2009). Frequent deletion of ING2 locus at 4q35.1 associates with advanced tumor stage in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Journal of cancer research and clinical oncology, 135(5), 703-713. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00432-008-0507-y