Background: Products of cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor p16INK4Aand mitotic arrest defective protein 2 (MAD2) genesare key regulator proteins at the G1 restriction point and mitotic checkpoint of the cell cycle. The objective of this study was to investigate the role of promoter methylation of p16INK4A and MAD2 genes in gastric marginal-zone B-cell lymphoma (MZBCL). Materials and Methods: Gastric biopsies from 40 patients were analyzed by methylation-specific polymerase chain reaction, and the methylation status was compared with the results of BCL10 expression and t(11;18)(q21;q21) translocation. Results and Conclusion:p16INK4A was methylated in 30 of 40 MZBCLs (75%). The lymphomas with p16INK4A methylation tended to be negative for t(11;18)(q21;q21) (p = 0.011). MAD2 gene was methylated in 23 of 38 MZBCLs (61%). Lymphomas with MAD2 gene methylation more frequently expressed BCL10 (p = 0.037). These methylation profiles suggest that p16INK4A and MAD2 gene may play a role in the pathogenesis of MZBCL via different pathways; MAD2 gene is Helicobacter pylori independent with a close association with BCL10 while p16INK4A is H. pylori dependent with an inverse correlation with the t(11;18)(q21;q21) translocation.

Copyright / Drug Dosage / Disclaimer
Copyright: All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be translated into other languages, reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, microcopying, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher.
Drug Dosage: The authors and the publisher have exerted every effort to ensure that drug selection and dosage set forth in this text are in accord with current recommendations and practice at the time of publication. However, in view of ongoing research, changes in government regulations, and the constant flow of information relating to drug therapy and drug reactions, the reader is urged to check the package insert for each drug for any changes in indications and dosage and for added warnings and precautions. This is particularly important when the recommended agent is a new and/or infrequently employed drug.
Disclaimer: The statements, opinions and data contained in this publication are solely those of the individual authors and contributors and not of the publishers and the editor(s). The appearance of advertisements or/and product references in the publication is not a warranty, endorsement, or approval of the products or services advertised or of their effectiveness, quality or safety. The publisher and the editor(s) disclaim responsibility for any injury to persons or property resulting from any ideas, methods, instructions or products referred to in the content or advertisements.
You do not currently have access to this content.