Differential gene expression in murine large cell B-cell lymphoma metastatic variants

Shantaram S. Joshi, Amit K. Mittal, Peng Wang, Avadhut D. Joshi, Eileen Vu, Xioujun Wang

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Previous studies from this laboratory have characterized RAW117-P murine large cell B-cell lymphoma and its in vivo selected highly malignant and liver metastatic RAW117-H10 subline for their biological and biochemical properties. In this study, to understand the molecular basis of low and high metastatic behavior of these variant sublines, we have investigated the molecular phenotypes of these cells using differential display techniques and cDNA array analysis. Differential display analysis indicated a significant difference in expression of several genes between these two metastatic variant lymphoma cells. Further analyses of these cells using microarray showed an increased expression of several genes including uPAR1, CRE-BP1, Chop-10, IGF, insulin-like growth factor-IA, STAT6, Cyclin-D1, Cyclin-E, ERBB-3, Alpha NGF, Kruppel-like factor LKLF, P19INK4 in metastatic RAW117-H10 cells compared to parental RAW117-P cells. On the other hand, MIP1β, CD14 antigen, Cathepsin B and MOD are expressed more in RAW117-P cells compared to RAW117-H10 cells. Differential expression of the selected genes was confirmed using semiquantitative RT-PCR techniques. The combination of plasminogen activator and its receptor and IGF-like growth factors, cell cycle regulatory molecules and transcription factors might provide an ideal environment for RAW117-H10 cells to metastasize to distant organs and colonize. Thus these results identify certain differentially expressed genes that are involved in the metastatic properties of these lymphoma cells and lay foundation for further in depth analyses to use this information to develop therapy for metastatic lymphoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1257-1263
Number of pages7
JournalInternational immunopharmacology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Differential gene expression
  • Lymphoma
  • Metastasis
  • cDNA array

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Pharmacology


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