Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, November 24th, 2005
"The serine protease family member PRSS3 (trypsinogen-IV has been implicated as a putative tumor suppressor gene due to its loss of expression, which is correlated with promoter hypermethylation, in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma and gastric adenocarcinoma. As epigenetic alteration is common in nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC), we sought to determine if promoter hypermethylation of PRSS3 occurred in this disease, and if it was associated with clinical features of NSCLC or tobacco-related exposures in these patients," scientists in Massachusetts report.
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