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Evidence for the involvement of the Wnt 2 gene in human colorectal cancer


, : Evidence for the involvement of the Wnt 2 gene in human colorectal cancer. Oncogene 12(1): 153-158

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most frequent cancers in humans. It develops via a multistage process involving alterations of both protooncogenes and tumor suppressor genes. In the present report we determined the level of expression of several Wnt genes in CRC by RT-PCR and direct sequencing. While Wnt-1 was not detectably expressed in any colonic tissues, Wnt-5a gene was efficiently expressed both in nontumorous as well as in colonic tumor tissues. In contrast, the Wnt-2 gene, which was expressed at low levels in normal colon, exhibited overexpression in all tumor tissue samples at the different Dukes' stages of CRC progression, including premalignant polyps and liver metastases. Overexpression of the Wnt-2 gene occurred also in other digestive neoplasms such as gastric and esophageal carcinomas, as well as in diverticulitis associated with stenosis or pseudo-tumor.

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