Alteration of hTERT full-length variant expression level showed different gene expression profiles and genomic copy number changes in breast cancer

Sun Y. Rha, Hei C. Jeung, Woo I. Yang, Jin J. Kim, Tae J. Oh, Sung W. An, Hyun Cheol Chung

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Abstract

We analyzed hTERT splicing patterns with respect to telomerase activity in breast cancer. Using a cDNA microarray in 22 cell lines, we observed the difference in expression profiling based on the different levels of full-length variant expression with 71 selected genes. Using 33 known genes that act with the telomerase complex, we performed unsupervised clustering with all cell lines, and found a clustering tendency related to the full-length variant expression level. Using array-based CGH, highly altered genomic copy number changes were found more often in MCF-7 (159 genes) than in MDA-MB-231 (109 genes) and MDA-MB-435 (49 genes), suggesting more genomic changes in MCF-7 cells. On comparing MCF-7 with MDA-MB231 and MDA-MB-435 cell lines, we identified 8 genes with different copy numbers, including dystroglycan, which is located in the p12-21.2 area of chromosome 3. In conclusion, alterations in the level of the full-length variant of hTERT showed different gene expression profiles and genomic copy number changes in breast cancer, which require further study into their cause-and-effect relationship.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)749-755
Number of pages7
JournalOncology reports
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Apr

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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