Alterations of FHIT and P53 genes in keratocystic odontogenic tumor, dentigerous and radicular cyst

Malčić, Ana and Jukić, Silvana and Anić, Ivica and Pavelić, Božidar and Kapitanović, Sanja and Krušlin, Božo and Pavelić, Krešimir (2008) Alterations of FHIT and P53 genes in keratocystic odontogenic tumor, dentigerous and radicular cyst. Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine, 37 (5). pp. 294-301. ISSN 0904-2512

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BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine fragile histidine triad (FHIT) and p53 protein expression, and to analyze FHIT and p53 gene status in keratocystic odontogenic tumor (KOT), dentigerous cysts (DC) and radicular cysts (RC). ----- METHODS: The methods used were immunohistochemistry and molecular genetic methods including loss of heterozygosity (LOH) and gene sequencing. ----- RESULTS: FHIT protein expression was different among groups. Aberrant expression was the highest in KOT, then in RC and DC. p53 protein expression was different among groups. LOH in paraffin-embedded specimens was detected in 22.6% and 12.9% for FHIT and p53 respectively. Mutation of p53 gene at codon 237 was observed in only two specimens (one KOT and one DC). Of the six frozen specimens, three exhibited FHIT gene LOH (two RC and one KOT). KOT showed loss of exons 6-7 at FHIT locus and mutation at codon 237 at p53 locus, but this could be a chance result. ----- CONCLUSION: Aberrations of FHIT and p53 genes/proteins could be considered markers responsible for the development of odontogenic lesions.

Item Type: Article
MeSH: Acid Anhydride Hydrolases/genetics ; Adolescent ; Adult ; Aged ; Apoptosis ; Cell Proliferation ; DNA Mutational Analysis ; DNA, Neoplasm/analysis ; Dentigerous Cyst/genetics ; Dentigerous Cyst/metabolism ; Female ; Genes, Tumor Suppressor ; Genes, p53/genetics ; Humans ; Immunohistochemistry ; Jaw Cysts/genetics ; Jaw Cysts/metabolism ; Jaw Neoplasms/genetics ; Jaw Neoplasms/metabolism ; Loss of Heterozygosity ; Male ; Middle Aged ; Neoplasm Proteins/genetics ; Odontogenic Tumors/genetics ; Odontogenic Tumors/metabolism ; Radicular Cyst/genetics ; Radicular Cyst/metabolism
Departments: Katedra za patologiju
Depositing User: Marijan Šember
Status: Published
Pavelić, BožidarUNSPECIFIED
Kapitanović, SanjaUNSPECIFIED
Pavelić, KrešimirUNSPECIFIED
Date: May 2008
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2011 16:11
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