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O6-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase in equine sarcoids: molecular and epigenetic analysis

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Title
O6-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase in equine sarcoids: molecular and epigenetic analysis
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BMC Veterinary Research, November 2012
DOI 10.1186/1746-6148-8-218
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Gennaro Altamura, Maria Strazzullo, Annunziata Corteggio, Romina Francioso, Franco Roperto, Maurizio D'Esposito, Giuseppe Borzacchiello

Abstract

Bovine papillomaviruses (BPVs) types 1 and 2 are the only known papillomaviruses able to jump the species. In fact, BPVs 1/2 induce neoplasia in their natural bovine host but infection is also associated to neoplastic skin lesions in equids termed sarcoids. The equine sarcoid is considered to be the most common equine cutaneous tumour worldwide for which no effective therapy is available. Very little is known about the molecular mechanisms underlying tumourigenesis, although genes contributing to sarcoid development have been identified. Several studies associate the development of cancer to the loss of function of a number of oncosuppressor genes. In this study the putative role of O6-methylguanine-DNA methyltrasferase (MGMT) was investigated for sarcoids. The expression of the oncosuppressor protein was assessed in normal and sarcoid cells and tissues. In addition, the DNA methylation profile was analysed to assess the role of epigenetic mechanism in regulation of MGMT expression.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 3%
Belgium 1 3%
Unknown 31 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 6 18%
Other 5 15%
Student > Postgraduate 5 15%
Student > Master 4 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 9%
Other 6 18%
Unknown 4 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 14 42%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 18%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 18%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 6%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 3%
Other 1 3%
Unknown 3 9%

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#15,055,021
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