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Title: CDC27 protein is involved in radiation response in squamous cell cervix Carcinoma
Authors: Rajkumar, T
Gopal, G
Selvaluxrni, G
Rajalekshmy, K R
Keywords: cdc27;Cervix cancer;Predictive markers;Radiation response;Differential display;Prognosis
Issue Date: Oct-2005
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: GOIN33/574
Abstract: In the present study, an attempt was made to identify genes involved in radiatiorr response in cervix carcinoma. Differential display technique was used to study the expression profiles of tumour biopsy samples obtained from patients, responding and not responding to treatment. The samples were obtained prior to radiotherapy and subsequent to treatment with Tele-radiation at 10 Gray (Gy). One of the differentially expressed cDNAs, when sequenced was identified to be CDC27. Immuno-histochemical analysis of pre- and post-treated tumour samples from fifteen patients showed the downregulation of expression of CDC27 protein in seven patients. Down-regulation was associated with poorer response to radiotherapy. Cervical cancer cell lines SiHa and C33A were irradiated and their nuclei were stained for expression of CDC27 and analyzed using fluorescent-activated cell sorting (FACS). Down-regulation of CDC27 protein in the irradiated SiHa cell line was associated with greater survival fraction, compared to the irradiated C33A cell line, which had only slight fall in the level of CDC27 protein. This is the first study to suggest a role for CDC27 in radiation response. However, a larger cohort is needed to further confirm the value of CDC27 protein as a predictive marker, for radiation response in cervix cancer.
Page(s): 271-278
ISSN: 0975-0959 (Online); 0301-1208 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJBB Vol.42(5) [October 2005]

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