MicroRNA-150 is up-regulated in extranodal marginal zone lymphoma of MALT type

Niklas Gebauer*, Johannes Kuba, Andrea Senft, Arne Schillert, Veronica Bernard, Christoph Thorns

*Corresponding author for this work
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Background: The mechanisms promoting malignant transformation from chronic Helicobacter pylorigastritis to gastric extranodal marginal zone lymphoma (MALT lymphoma) are insufficiently characterized. This follow-up study aimed to validate candidate microRNAs (miRs) in the process of neoplastic transformation. Materials and Methods: MicroRNA expression signatures (n=20) were generated for a total of 60 cases of gastric lesions ranging from Wotherspoon 0-5 employing a quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) approach. Morphological and immunohistochemical characterization of the cohort was supplemented by PCR-based immunoglobulin heavy chain recombination studies. Results: Quantitative expression of miR-150, miR-142.3p, miR-375 and miR-494 was significantly de-regulated in samples from MALT lymphoma compared to those from gastritis. Conclusion: The previously reported up-regulation of miR-150 in marginal zone lymphoma of MALT type was verified in an independent cohort of lymphoma samples employing a modified methodology. This further substantiates the role of miR-150 as a potential oncomiR in MALT lymphoma.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCancer Genomics and Proteomics
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)51-56
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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