Elevated expression level of 60-kDa subunit of tRNA-guanine transglycosylase in colon cancer

Shunji Ishiwata, Yasuko Ozawa, Jun Katayama, Shuko Kaneko, Hiroki Shindo, Yoshihisa Tomioka, Toshiyuki Ishiwata, Goro Asano, Shigeo Ikegawa, Michinao Mizugaki

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Abstract

tRNA-guanine transglycosylase (TGT) is an enzyme which synthesizes a modified nucleoside, queuosine, by exchanging the base moiety of guanosine for queuine in tRNA. We have reported that the expression level of the 60-kDa subunit of TGT (TGT60kD) is elevated in leukemic cells, however, there is no other report on the expression of TGT60kD in cancer cells. The expression levels of the TGT60kD protein are elevated in four of the five colon cancer cell lines and 83% of colon cancer tissues compared with normal tissues. The expression levels of the TGT60kD protein decreased in two colon cancer cell lines, after cell differentiation was induced. A marked positive staining of cancer cells in colon tissues was observed, and the subcellular staining pattern was mainly cytosolic. These data suggest that the role of TGT60kD in colon carcinogenesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-119
Number of pages7
JournalCancer Letters
Volume212
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Aug 20

Keywords

  • Colon cancer
  • Differentiation
  • Expression
  • Queuosine
  • tRNA-guanine transglycosylase

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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