Epigenetic inactivation of T-box transcription factor 5, a novel tumor suppressor gene, is associated with colon cancer

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Author(s)

  • J. Yu
  • X. Ma
  • K. F. Cheung
  • X. Li
  • L. Tian
  • S. Wang
  • C. W. Wu
  • W. K K Wu
  • M. Wang
  • S. S M Ng
  • J. J Y Sung

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6464-6474
Journal / PublicationOncogene
Volume29
Issue number49
Publication statusPublished - 9 Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

T-box transcription factor 5 (TBX5) is a member of a phylogenetically conserved family of genes involved in the regulation of developmental processes. The function of TBX5 in cancer development is largely unclear. We identified that TBX5 was preferentially methylated in cancer using methylation-sensitive arbitrarily primed PCR. We aim to clarify the epigenetic inactivation, biological function and clinical significance of TBX5 in colon cancer. Promoter methylation was evaluated by combined bisulfite restriction analysis and bisulfite genomic sequencing. Cell proliferation was examined by cell viability assay and colony formation assay, apoptosis by flow cytometry and cell migration by wound-healing assay. TBX5 target genes were identified by cDNA microarray analysis. Cox regression model and log-rank test were used to identify independent predictors of prognosis. TBX5 was silenced or downregulated in 88% (7/8) colon cancer cell lines, but was expressed in normal colon tissues. Loss of gene expression was associated with promoter methylation. The biological function of TBX5 in human colon cancer cells was examined. Re-expression of TBX5 in silenced colon cancer cell lines suppressed colony formation (P

Research Area(s)

  • colon cancer, epigenetic alteration, prognosis, T-box transcription factor 5, tumor suppressor gene

Citation Format(s)

Epigenetic inactivation of T-box transcription factor 5, a novel tumor suppressor gene, is associated with colon cancer. / Yu, J.; Ma, X.; Cheung, K. F.; Li, X.; Tian, L.; Wang, S.; Wu, C. W.; Wu, W. K K; He, M.; Wang, M.; Ng, S. S M; Sung, J. J Y.

In: Oncogene, Vol. 29, No. 49, 09.12.2010, p. 6464-6474.

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