Identification of a novel tumor suppressor gene p34 on human chromosome 6q25.1

Min Wang, Haris G. Vikis, Yian Wang, Dongmei Jia, Daolong Wang, Laura J. Bierut, Joan E. Bailey-Wilson, Christopher I. Amos, Susan M. Pinney, Gloria M. Petersen, Mariza De Andrade, Ping Yang, Jonathan S. Wiest, Pamela R. Fain, Ann G. Schwartz, Adi Gazdar, John Minna, Colette Gaba, Henry Rothschild, Diptasri MandalElena Kupert, Daniela Seminara, Yan Liu, Avinash Viswanathan, Ramaswamy Govindan, Marshall W. Anderson, Ming You

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In this study, we observed loss of heterozygosity (LOH) in human chromosomal fragment 6q25.1 in sporadic lung cancer patients. LOH was observed in 65% of the 26 lung tumors examined and was narrowed down to a 2.2-Mb region. Single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) analysis of genes located within this region identified a candidate gene, termed p34. This gene, also designated as ZC3H12D, C6orf95, FLJ46041, or dJ281H8.1, carries an A/G nonsynonymous SNP at codon 106, which alters the amino acid from lysine to argmine. Nearly 73% of heterozygous lung cancer tissues with LOH and the A/G SNP also exhibited loss of the A allele. In vitro clonogenic and in vivo nude mouse studies showed that overexpression of the A allele exerts tumor suppressor function compared with the G allele. p34 is located within a recently mapped human lung cancer susceptibility locus, and association of the p34 A/G SNP was tested among these families. No significant association between the less frequent G allele and lung cancer susceptibility was found. Our results suggest that p34 may be a novel tumor suppressor gene involved in sporadic lung cancer but it seems not to be the candidate familial lung cancer susceptibility gene linked to chromosomal region 6q23-25.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-99
Number of pages7
JournalCancer research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007


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