Altered sirtuin expression is associated with node-positive breast cancer

Ashraf, N., Zino, S., MacIntyre, A., Kingsmore, D., Payne, A.P., George, W.D. and Shiels, P.G. (2006) Altered sirtuin expression is associated with node-positive breast cancer. British Journal of Cancer, 95, pp. 1056-1061. (doi:10.1038/sj.bjc.6603384)

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Abstract

Sirtuins are genes implicated in cellular and organismal ageing. Consequently, they are speculated to be involved in diseases of ageing including cancer. Various cancers with widely differing prognosis have been shown to have differing and characteristic expression of these genes; however, the relationship between sirtuin expression and cancer progression is unclear. In order to correlate cancer progression and sirtuin expression, we have assessed sirtuin expression as a function of primary cell ageing and compared sirtuin expression in normal, 'nonmalignant' breast biopsies to breast cancer biopsies using real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Levels of SIRT7 expression were significantly increased in breast cancer (P<0.0001). Increased levels of SIRT3 and SIRT7 transcription were also associated with node-positive breast cancer (P<0.05 and P<0.0001, respectively). This study has demonstrated differential sirtuin expression between nonmalignant and malignant breast tissue, with consequent diagnostic and therapeutic implications.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Payne, Professor Anthony and Shiels, Professor Paul
Authors: Ashraf, N., Zino, S., MacIntyre, A., Kingsmore, D., Payne, A.P., George, W.D., and Shiels, P.G.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences
Journal Name:British Journal of Cancer
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group
ISSN:0007-0920
ISSN (Online):1532-1827
Published Online:26 September 2006

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