C2028T polymorphism in exon 12 and dinucleotide repeat polymorphism in intron 13 of the HIF-1 alpha gene define HIF-1 alpha protein expression in non-small cell lung cancer

Michael I. Koukourakis, Dimitrios Papazoglou, Alexandra Giatromanolaki, Ioannis Panagopoulos, Efstratios Maltezos, Adrian L. Harris, Kevin C. Gatter, Efthimios Sivridis

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Abstract

Objectives: In this study, we investigated whether polymorphisms of the HIF-1 alpha gene may account for the patterns of HIF-1 alpha protein expression in non-small cell lung carcinomas (NSCLC) and the expression of HIF-1 alpha down-stream proteins. Methods: Specific HIF-1 alpha polymorphisms were assessed in a series of patients with NSCLC: (a) the C to T transition at nucleotide 1744 (position 2028 according to sequence with accession number NM_001530, which gives rise to Pro/Ser variation at codon 582), (b) the G to A nucleotide substitution at point 1790 (position 2046 according to sequence with accession number NM_001530, which gives rise to Ala/Thr variation at codon 588), and (c) the dinucleotide GT repeat polymorphism in intron 13. Immunohistochemistry for HIF-1 alpha and down-stream proteins (VEGF, LDH-5, GLUT-1) was also performed in tumor material. Results: A strong association of the P582S polymorphism and of GT repeat polymorphism higher than 14/14 with increased HIF-1 alpha expression was noted. HIF-1 alpha polymorphism did not relate to the expression of the HIF-1 alpha downstream proteins analysed, but significant association of HIF-1 alpha expression with LDH-5 was confirmed (p=0.008). Conclusions: HIF-1 alpha polymorphisms may have an important impact on HIF-protein stability and, eventually, function. (C) 2006 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-262
JournalLung Cancer
Volume53
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Cancer and Oncology

Keywords

  • expression
  • HIF-1 alpha gene
  • polymorphism
  • lung cancer

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