PubMed 21945024

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Title: Hypermethylated DNA as potential biomarkers for gastric cancer diagnosis.

Authors: Yanan Zheng, Lu Chen, Jianfang Li, Beiqin Yu, Liping Su, Xuehua Chen, Yingyan Yu, Min Yan, Bingya Liu, Zhenggang Zhu

Journal, date & volume: Clin. Biochem., 2011 Dec , 44, 1405-11

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To demonstrate the diagnostic significance of methylation, an important molecular event in gastric carcinogenesis.We used methylation microarray to determine candidate genes, and performed MSP to evaluate the methylation status of them in tissues and sera. The effect of demethylation on mRNA expression was investigated by rt-PCR after gastric cancer cell lines were treated with 5-Aza-dC for 96 h.In tissues and sera of gastric cancer patients, a higher prevalence of methylation was observed for BX141696, WT1, CYP26B1, and KCNA4, compared to healthy people (p<0.05, respectively). Detection of the methylation prevalence of KCNA4 and CYP26B1 together in serum demonstrated the good sensitivity (91.3%) and specificity (92.1%). After 5-Aza-dC treatment in gastric cancer cell lines, the mRNA expression level of these genes was restored.This study underscores the potential application of measurement of serum DNA methylation of these genes, as promising tool for gastric cancer detection.