Prostacyclin synthase (PTGIS) expression and epigenetic regulation in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).


e22160 Background: Prostacyclin synthase (PTGIS) inhibits platelet aggregation and promotes vasodilation. Overexpression of this gene has been shown to inhibit lung cancer growth in a mouse model. Hypermethylation of the PTGIS promoter resulting in downregulation of PTGIS expression has been implicated in colorectal cancer. In this study we have examined… (More)