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Deregulation of STAT-5 isoforms in the development of HPV-mediated cervical carcinogenesis
Department of Biotechnology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India.
Department of Biotechnology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2885-5708
Division of Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry, Institute of Cytology & Preventive Oncology (ICMR), Noida, India.
Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India.
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2010 (English)In: Journal of Receptor and Signal Transduction Research, ISSN 1079-9893, E-ISSN 1532-4281, Vol. 30, no 3, 178-188 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer and is leading cause of cancer related deaths in women worldwide. High Risk-Human papillomavirus (HPV) types play an important role in cervical carcinogenesis. Considering the important role of signal transducer and activator of transcription-5 (STAT-5), an important member of JAK/STAT family which plays a crucial role in various cancers and HPV as a key mediator in the development of cervical carcinogenesis, the purpose of the current study was to examine the possible relationship between HPV infection and expression of STAT-5 gene isoforms in cervical cancer.

METHODS: A total of 120 fresh cervical tissue specimens comprising precancer (n = 12), cancer (n = 78) and normal controls (n = 30) were analyzed for HPV infection and expression pattern of STAT-5 mRNA (both isoforms STAT-5a and STAT-5b) and protein in different stages of cervical carcinoma biopsies by reverse-transcriptase-PCR, western blotting and immunohistochemistry.

RESULTS: A significantly increased expression of STAT-5 was detected in most of the cervical tumors (P < 0.001), whereas it was almost undetectable in normal controls. Also the study of relative contribution of STAT-5 isoforms revealed a higher expression pattern of STAT-5b and was associated with severity of the disease. On the contrary, STAT-5a was found to be significantly downregulated in cervical tumor tissues (P < 0.001). HPV infection was found in 90% of the cervical cancer cases and was significantly associated with STAT-5 overexpression (P = 0.001).

CONCLUSIONS: We observed for the first time the differential expression pattern of STAT-5 isoforms in cervical cancer and that STAT-5 may play an important role in the progression of HPV-mediated cervical cancer.

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Informa Healthcare, 2010. Vol. 30, no 3, 178-188 p.
Keyword [en]
Cervical cancer, HPV, STAT-5
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Cancer and Oncology
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Medical sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-8996DOI: 10.3109/10799891003786218ISI: 000277004700006PubMedID: 20415542ScopusID: 2-s2.0-77951632024OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-8996DiVA: diva2:712812


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