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Involvement of tumor suppressor in lung cancer 1 gene expression in cervical carcinogenesis
  1. Y.-X. Yang*,,
  2. A.-H. Yang*,
  3. Z.-J. Yang,
  4. Z.-R. Wang and
  5. X.-H. Xia
  1. *Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, First Hospital of Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China
  2. Animal Institute, School of Life Science, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China
  3. Department of Management Science and Engineering, Management School, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China
  1. Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Zhi-Jun Yang, PhD, 1289 Yishan Road, Shanghai 200233, China. Email: yangzj{at}


Tumor suppressor in lung cancer 1 (TSLC1) is a tumor suppressor gene in non–small cell lung cancer, and loss of TSLC1 gene expression has been observed in a number of epithelial carcinomas and cancer-derived cell lines. We analyzed TSLC1 gene expression by real-time reverse transcription–polymerase chain reaction in 39 invasive cervical carcinomas, 34 cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) IIIs, 35 CIN IIs, 32 CIN I, 36 inflammation cervical tissues, and 30 normal cervix samples. Loss of TSLC1 gene expression was observed in 30 of 39 (77%) cervical carcinomas, 25 of 34 (73%) CIN IIIs, 9 of 35 (26%) CIN IIs, and 7 of 32 (22%) CIN Is but was not found in inflammation and normal cervix samples. Compared to normal cervical tissue, loss of TSLC1 gene was significantly high in CIN IIIs and cervical cancer (P = 0.00). Moreover, loss of TSLC1 gene expression is observed at a significantly higher frequency in CIN IIIs and cervical cancers than in CIN IIs (P < 0.05). The results show that loss of TSLC1 gene expression is an early event in cervical carcinogenesis and often accompanies invasive cervical cancers.

  • carcinogenesis
  • cervical cancer
  • gene expression
  • TSLC1

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