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Involvement of adiponectin in early stage of colorectal carcinogenesis.

Tae CH, Kim SE, Jung SA, Joo YH, Shim KN, Jung HK, Kim TH, Cho MS, Kim KH, Kim JS - BMC Cancer (2014)

Bottom Line: Although altered levels of adiponectin have been reported as a potential risk factor in colorectal cancer (CRC), the importance of the role played by adiponectin in colorectal carcinogenesis has not been established.AdipoRs expression was strong in normal epithelium, but weak to negative in the epithelia of CRC tissues.These findings offer new insight into understanding the relationship between adiponectin and colorectal carcinogenesis.

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Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine, Ewha Medical Research Institute, Ewha Womans University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. kimse@ewha.ac.kr.

ABSTRACT

Background: Although altered levels of adiponectin have been reported as a potential risk factor in colorectal cancer (CRC), the importance of the role played by adiponectin in colorectal carcinogenesis has not been established. We sought to examine the expression pattern of adiponectin and adiponectin receptors (AdipoRs) in the normal-adenoma-carcinoma sequence and to assess the implications of adiponectin in colorectal carcinogenesis.

Methods: Serum adiponectin concentrations, and the mRNA and protein expression of adiponectin and AdipoRs were examined using serum and tissues from patients with CRC, advanced adenoma, and a normal colon. mRNA expression of AdipoRs and epithelial-mesenchymal transition regulators including E-cadherin, cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and T-cadherin were examined in HCT116 cells treated with adiponectin.

Results: Serum adiponectin concentrations in patients with advanced adenoma and CRC were lower than those in controls. Adiponectin mRNA was not detected in colonic tissue, whereas AdipoRs mRNA was lower in advanced adenoma and CRC than that in normal colon tissues. Immunohistochemical staining demonstrated that adiponectin was expressed in spindle-shaped cells of the subepithelial layer in normal colon tissues, whereas ill-defined overexpression of adiponectin was seen in the stroma of advanced adenoma and CRC tissues. AdipoRs expression was strong in normal epithelium, but weak to negative in the epithelia of CRC tissues. Adiponectin downregulated COX-2 mRNA expression in vitro, but upregulated T-cadherin in HCT116 cells.

Conclusions: Systemic adiponectin and local AdipoRs expression in the colon may be associated with anti-tumorigenesis during the early stages of CRC. These findings offer new insight into understanding the relationship between adiponectin and colorectal carcinogenesis.

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Serum adiponectin concentration according to gender in controls, and patients with advanced adenoma and CRC. Significant gender differences were seen for each lesion. Serum adiponectin concentrations in males with advanced adenoma and CRC were significantly lower than those in the control group. No significant differences in serum adiponectin concentration were observed among the groups in females. * p <0.05; ** p <0.001.
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Fig1: Serum adiponectin concentration according to gender in controls, and patients with advanced adenoma and CRC. Significant gender differences were seen for each lesion. Serum adiponectin concentrations in males with advanced adenoma and CRC were significantly lower than those in the control group. No significant differences in serum adiponectin concentration were observed among the groups in females. * p <0.05; ** p <0.001.

Mentions: As shown in FigureĀ 1, serum adiponectin concentrations varied according to gender. Serum adiponectin concentrations in females were higher after comparing each subgroup between males and females (p <0.05). Serum adiponectin concentrations in males with advanced adenoma and CRC were significantly lower than those of the control group (p <0.001). However, serum adiponectin concentrations in patients with CRC were not significantly different from those in patients with advanced adenoma. No significant difference in serum adiponectin concentrations was observed among female controls or those with advanced adenoma or CRC.Figure 1


Involvement of adiponectin in early stage of colorectal carcinogenesis.

Tae CH, Kim SE, Jung SA, Joo YH, Shim KN, Jung HK, Kim TH, Cho MS, Kim KH, Kim JS - BMC Cancer (2014)

Serum adiponectin concentration according to gender in controls, and patients with advanced adenoma and CRC. Significant gender differences were seen for each lesion. Serum adiponectin concentrations in males with advanced adenoma and CRC were significantly lower than those in the control group. No significant differences in serum adiponectin concentration were observed among the groups in females. * p <0.05; ** p <0.001.
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Fig1: Serum adiponectin concentration according to gender in controls, and patients with advanced adenoma and CRC. Significant gender differences were seen for each lesion. Serum adiponectin concentrations in males with advanced adenoma and CRC were significantly lower than those in the control group. No significant differences in serum adiponectin concentration were observed among the groups in females. * p <0.05; ** p <0.001.
Mentions: As shown in FigureĀ 1, serum adiponectin concentrations varied according to gender. Serum adiponectin concentrations in females were higher after comparing each subgroup between males and females (p <0.05). Serum adiponectin concentrations in males with advanced adenoma and CRC were significantly lower than those of the control group (p <0.001). However, serum adiponectin concentrations in patients with CRC were not significantly different from those in patients with advanced adenoma. No significant difference in serum adiponectin concentrations was observed among female controls or those with advanced adenoma or CRC.Figure 1

Bottom Line: Although altered levels of adiponectin have been reported as a potential risk factor in colorectal cancer (CRC), the importance of the role played by adiponectin in colorectal carcinogenesis has not been established.AdipoRs expression was strong in normal epithelium, but weak to negative in the epithelia of CRC tissues.These findings offer new insight into understanding the relationship between adiponectin and colorectal carcinogenesis.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine, Ewha Medical Research Institute, Ewha Womans University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. kimse@ewha.ac.kr.

ABSTRACT

Background: Although altered levels of adiponectin have been reported as a potential risk factor in colorectal cancer (CRC), the importance of the role played by adiponectin in colorectal carcinogenesis has not been established. We sought to examine the expression pattern of adiponectin and adiponectin receptors (AdipoRs) in the normal-adenoma-carcinoma sequence and to assess the implications of adiponectin in colorectal carcinogenesis.

Methods: Serum adiponectin concentrations, and the mRNA and protein expression of adiponectin and AdipoRs were examined using serum and tissues from patients with CRC, advanced adenoma, and a normal colon. mRNA expression of AdipoRs and epithelial-mesenchymal transition regulators including E-cadherin, cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and T-cadherin were examined in HCT116 cells treated with adiponectin.

Results: Serum adiponectin concentrations in patients with advanced adenoma and CRC were lower than those in controls. Adiponectin mRNA was not detected in colonic tissue, whereas AdipoRs mRNA was lower in advanced adenoma and CRC than that in normal colon tissues. Immunohistochemical staining demonstrated that adiponectin was expressed in spindle-shaped cells of the subepithelial layer in normal colon tissues, whereas ill-defined overexpression of adiponectin was seen in the stroma of advanced adenoma and CRC tissues. AdipoRs expression was strong in normal epithelium, but weak to negative in the epithelia of CRC tissues. Adiponectin downregulated COX-2 mRNA expression in vitro, but upregulated T-cadherin in HCT116 cells.

Conclusions: Systemic adiponectin and local AdipoRs expression in the colon may be associated with anti-tumorigenesis during the early stages of CRC. These findings offer new insight into understanding the relationship between adiponectin and colorectal carcinogenesis.

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Related in: MedlinePlus