Overexpression of c-met in the early stage of pancreatic carcinogenesis; altered expression is not sufficient for progression from chronic pancreatitis to pancreatic cancer

Jun Yu, Kenoki Ohuchida, Kazuhiro Mizumoto, Nami Ishikawa, Yasuhiro Ogura, Daisuke Yamada, Takuya Egami, Hayato Fujita, Seiji Ohashi, Eishi Nagai, Masao Tanaka

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Aim: To investigate c-met expression during early pancreatic carcinogenesis. Methods: We used 46 bulk tissues and 36 micro-dissected samples, including normal pancreas, chronic pancreatitis, and pancreatic cancer, for quantitative real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction. Results: In bulk tissue analyses, pancreatic cancer tissues expressed significantly higher levels of c-met than did chronic pancreatitis and normal pancreas tissues. c-met levels did not differ between chronic pancreatitis and normal pancreas tissues. In microdissection-based analyses, c-met was expressed at higher levels in microdissected pancreatic cancer cells and pancreatitis-affected epithelial cells than in normal ductal epithelial cells (both, P < 0.01). Interestingly, pancreatitis-affected epithelial cells expressed levels of c-met similar to those of pancreatic cancer cells. Conclusion: Overexpression of c-met occurs during the early stage of pancreatic carcinogenesis, and a single alteration of c-met expression is not sufficient for progression of chronic pancreatitis-affected epithelial cells to pancreatic cancer cells.

元の言語英語
ページ(範囲)3878-3882
ページ数5
ジャーナルWorld Journal of Gastroenterology
12
発行部数24
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出版物ステータス出版済み - 6 28 2006

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  • Gastroenterology

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