Differential gene expression between the metastatic human colon cancer cell line HT29p and its nonmetastatic counterpart HT29-MTX was revealed by suppression subtractive hybridization. Fifty-eight individual genes showed increased mRNA levels in HT29p cells. Only 15 of these genes had been related to transformation in previous studies; the majority of genes are new candidates encoding proteins relevant for the metastatic process. Cancer profiling arrays as well as in situ hybridization study revealed that at least some of the genes obtained in the SSH screen are also differentially expressed in human tumors.
- Metastasis specific genes
- Suppression subtractive hybridization
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research