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BACKGROUND CHL1 gene (also known as CALL) on 3p26.3 encodes a one-pass trans-membrane cell adhesion molecule (CAM). Previously CAMs of this type, including L1, were shown to be involved in cancer growth and metastasis. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We used Clontech Cancer Profiling Arrays (19 different types of cancers, 395 samples) to analyze expression(More)
The SEMA3B gene is located in the 3p21.3 LUCA region, which is frequently affected in different types of cancer. The objective of our study was to expand our knowledge of the SEMA3B gene as a tumor suppressor and the mechanisms of its inactivation. In this study, several experimental approaches were used: tumor growth analyses and apoptosis assays in vitro(More)
Activated sludge (AS) plays a crucial role in the treatment of domestic and industrial wastewater. AS is a biocenosis of microorganisms capable of degrading various pollutants, including organic compounds, toxicants, and xenobiotics. We performed 16S rRNA gene sequencing of AS and incoming sewage in three wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) responsible for(More)
This study aimed to clarify genetic and epigenetic alterations that occur during lung carcinogenesis and to design perspective sets of newly identified biomarkers. The original method includes chromosome 3 specific NotI-microarrays containing 180 NotI clones associated with genes for hybridization with 40 paired normal/tumor DNA samples of primary lung(More)
Quantitative methods of gene expression analysis in tumors require accurate data normalization, which allows comparison of different specimens with unknown mRNA/cDNA concentrations. For this purpose, reference genes with stable expression are used (e.g., GAPDH, ACTB, HPRT1, or TBP). The problem of choosing proper reference genes is still a topical issue,(More)
Real-time PCR was used to quantitate structural and functional aberrations in the tumor suppressor gene RBSP3 (3p.21) in papillomavirus-positive cervical carcinoma (CC). RBSP3 deletions were found in 19 of 45 tumor specimens (42%). The frequency of deletions was reliably higher in tumors with metastases to regional lymph nodes (64%) than in tumors without(More)
Numerous human cancers are accompanied with the increase of ferritin content in blood serum. Ferritin is composed of light and heavy chains, encoded by FTL and FTH genes, respectively. The analysis of EST database showed that the expression of FTL and FTH genes in lung tumors is decreased compared to normal tissues, and is not altered in renal cancer cells.(More)
This study aimed to clarify epigenetic and genetic alterations that occur during renal carcinogenesis. The original method includes chromosome 3 specific NotI-microarrays containing 180 NotI-clones associated with 188 genes for hybridization with 23 paired normal/tumor DNA samples of primary clear cell renal cell carcinomas (ccRCC). Twenty-two genes showed(More)
Chromosomal and genome abnormalities of 3p are frequent in many epithelial tumors, including lung cancer. Several critical regions with a high frequency of hemi-and homozygous deletions in tumors are known for 3p, and more than 20 cancer-related genes occur in 3p21.3. Quantitative real-time PCR was used to measure the mRNA level for tumor-suppressor and(More)