The retinoblastoma gene family consisting of RB/p105, p107, and RB2/p130 cooperate to regulate cell-cycle progression through the G1 phase of the cell cycle. Previous data demonstrated an independent role for the reduction or loss of pRb2/p130 expression in the formation and/or progression of lung carcinoma. Rb2/p130 is mutated in a human cell line of lung small cell carcinoma as well as in primary lung tumors. To identify potential pRb2/p130 target genes in an unbiased manner, we have utilized an adenovirus-mediated expression system of pRb2/p130 in a non-small lung cancer cell line to identify specific genes that are regulated by pRb2/p130. Using oligonucleotide arrays, a number of Rb2/p130 downregulated genes were identified and their regulation was confirmed by semiquantitative reverse transcription–polymerase chain reaction (RT–PCR) and Western blot analysis. As a result, 40 genes showed greater than 2.0-fold modification in their expression level after the RB2/p130 viral transduction. In conclusion, coupling adenoviral overexpression with microarray and semiquantitative RT–PCR analyses proved to be a versatile strategy for identifying pRb2/p130 target genes and for better understanding the expression profiles of these genes. Our results may also contribute to identifying novel therapeutic biomarkers in lung carcinoma.

Russo, G., Claudio, P.P., Fu, Y., Stiegler, P., Yu, Z., Macaluso, M., et al. (2003). pRB2/p130 target genes in non-small lung cancer cells identified by microarray analysis. ONCOGENE, 22, 6959-6969 [10.1038/sj.onc.1206866].

pRB2/p130 target genes in non-small lung cancer cells identified by microarray analysis.

GIORDANO, ANTONIO
2003

Abstract

The retinoblastoma gene family consisting of RB/p105, p107, and RB2/p130 cooperate to regulate cell-cycle progression through the G1 phase of the cell cycle. Previous data demonstrated an independent role for the reduction or loss of pRb2/p130 expression in the formation and/or progression of lung carcinoma. Rb2/p130 is mutated in a human cell line of lung small cell carcinoma as well as in primary lung tumors. To identify potential pRb2/p130 target genes in an unbiased manner, we have utilized an adenovirus-mediated expression system of pRb2/p130 in a non-small lung cancer cell line to identify specific genes that are regulated by pRb2/p130. Using oligonucleotide arrays, a number of Rb2/p130 downregulated genes were identified and their regulation was confirmed by semiquantitative reverse transcription–polymerase chain reaction (RT–PCR) and Western blot analysis. As a result, 40 genes showed greater than 2.0-fold modification in their expression level after the RB2/p130 viral transduction. In conclusion, coupling adenoviral overexpression with microarray and semiquantitative RT–PCR analyses proved to be a versatile strategy for identifying pRb2/p130 target genes and for better understanding the expression profiles of these genes. Our results may also contribute to identifying novel therapeutic biomarkers in lung carcinoma.
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