Kohmoto, Tomohiro Tokushima University|Aichi Cancer Center Research Institute
Shoda, Katsutoshi Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
Takahashi, Rizu Tokushima University
Ujiro, Sae Tokushima University
Ichikawa, Daisuke University of Yamanashi
Otsuji, Eigo Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
Thesis or Dissertation
We aimed to identify novel tumor-promoting drivers highly expressed in gastric cancer (GC) that contribute to worsened prognosis in affected patients.
Genes whose expression was increased and correlated with worse prognosis in GC were screened using datasets from the Cancer Genome Atlas and Gene Expression Omnibus. We examined Claudin-6 (CLDN6) immunoreactivity in GC tissues and the effect of CLDN6 on cellular functions in GC cell lines. The mechanisms underlying GC-promoting function of CLDN6 were also investigated.
CLDN6 was identified as a gene overexpressed in GC tumors as compared with adjacent non-tumorous tissues and whose increased expression was positively correlated with worse overall survival of GC patients, particularly those with Lauren’s intestinal type GC, in data from multiple publicly available datasets. Additionally, membranous CLDN6 immunoreactivity detected in intestinal type GC tumors was correlated with worse overall survival. In CLDN6-expressing GC cells, silencing of CLDN6 inhibited cell proliferation and migration/invasion abilities, possibly via suppressing transcription of YAP1 and its downstream transcriptional targets at least in part.
This study identified CLDN6 as a GC-promoting gene, suggesting that CLDN6 to be a possible single prognostic marker and promising therapeutic target for a subset of GC patients.
The International Gastric Cancer Association|The Japanese Gastric Cancer Association|Springer naure
This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Gastric Cancer.
The final authenticated version is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10120-019-01014-x
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Doctor of Medical Science