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Ignacio I Wistuba – 1st expert on this subject based on the ideXlab platform

  • biological activity of celecoxib in the Bronchial Epithelium of current and former smokers
    Cancer Prevention Research, 2010
    Co-Authors: Waun Ki Hong, Ignacio I Wistuba, Rodolfo C Morice, Carlos A Jimenez, Georgie A Eapen, Reuben Lotan, Ximing Tang, Robert A Newman, Jonathan M Kurie


    Non–small cell lung cancer is the primary cause of cancer-related death in Western countries. One important approach taken to address this problem is the development of effective chemoprevention strategies. In this study, we examined whether the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor celecoxib, as evidenced by decreased cell proliferation, is biologically active in the Bronchial Epithelium of current and former smokers. Current or former smokers with at least a 20 pack-year (pack-year = number of packs of cigarettes per day times number of years smoked) smoking history were randomized into one of four treatment arms (3-month intervals of celecoxib then placebo, celecoxib then celecoxib, placebo then celecoxib, or placebo then placebo) and underwent bronchoscopies with biopsies at baseline, 3 months, and 6 months. The 204 patients were primarily (79.4%) current smokers: 81 received either low-dose celecoxib or placebo and 123 received either high-dose celecoxib or placebo. Celecoxib was originally administered orally at 200 mg twice daily and the protocol subsequently increased the dose to 400 mg twice daily. The primary end point was change in Ki-67 labeling (from baseline to 3 months) in Bronchial Epithelium. No cardiac toxicities were observed in the participants. Although the effect of lowdose treatment was not significant, high-dose celecoxib decreased Ki-67 labeling by 3.85% in former smokers and by 1.10% in current smokers—a significantly greater reduction (P = 0.02) than that seen with placebo after adjusting for metaplasia and smoking status. A 3- to 6-month celecoxib regimen proved safe to administer. Celecoxib (400 mg twice daily) was biologically active in the Bronchial Epithelium of current and former smokers; additional studies on the efficacy of celecoxib in non–small cell lung cancer chemoprevention may be warranted. Cancer Prev Res; 3(2); 148–59. ©2010 AACR.

  • smoking molecular damage in Bronchial Epithelium
    Oncogene, 2002
    Co-Authors: Ignacio I Wistuba, Adi F Gazdar


    Our understanding of the molecular pathology of lung cancer is advancing rapidly with several specific genes and chromosomal regions being identified. Lung cancer appears to require many mutations in both dominant and recessive oncogenes to possess malignant phenotypes. Several genetic and epigenetic changes are common to all lung cancer histologic types, while others appear to be cell type specific. However, specific roles of the genes undergoing mutations and the order of cumulative molecular changes that lead to the development of each lung tumor histologic type remain to be fully elucidated. Recent findings of molecular abnormalities in normal appearing and preneoplastic Bronchial Epithelium from patients with lung cancer and chronic smokers suggest that genetic changes may serve as biomarkers for early diagnosis, risk assessment and monitoring response to chemoprevention.

  • molecular changes in the Bronchial Epithelium of patients with small cell lung cancer
    Clinical Cancer Research, 2000
    Co-Authors: Ignacio I Wistuba, Anirban Maitra, Sara Milchgrub, Jarett Berry, Carmen Behrens, Narayan Shivapurkar, Bruce Mackay, John D Minna


    To better understand the pathways involved in the pathogenesis of small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC), we compared the patterns of molecular changes present in these tumors and their accompanying Bronchial Epithelium with those present in the other two major types of lung cancer [squamous cell carcinoma (SQC) and adenocarcinoma (ADC)]. We obtained DNA from 68 microdissected invasive lung tumors (22 SCLCs, 21 ADCs, and, 25 SQCs) and 119 noncontiguous foci of histologically normal or hyperplastic epithelia from 10 tumors of each histological type. We determined loss of heterozygosity and microsatellite alterations at 12 chromosomal regions frequently deleted in lung cancers using 19 polymorphic microsatellite markers. Our major findings are as follows: (a) the mean index of allelic loss in SCLC (0.85) and SQC (0.71) tumors was higher than that in ADC (0.39) tumors; (b) although there was considerable overlap, each tumor type had a characteristic pattern of allelic loss; (c) most samples of Bronchial Epithelium accompanying SCLC (90%) had allelic loss at one or more loci compared with samples accompanying SQC (54%) or ADC (10%); (d) the mean index of allelic loss was much higher in Bronchial epithelial samples from SCLC (0.27) than in those from SQC (0.08) or ADC (0.01); and (e) although the mean indices of microsatellite alterations in the tumor types were similar, the Bronchial epithelial samples accompanying SCLC had a 10-fold higher mean index (0.063) than those accompanying SQC (0.006) or ADC (0.006). Our findings indicate that extensive genetic damage in the accompanying normal and hyperplastic Bronchial Epithelium is characteristic of SCLC tumors and suggest major differences in the pathogenesis of the three major lung cancer types.

Arndt Hartmann – 2nd expert on this subject based on the ideXlab platform

  • smoking and cancer related gene expression in Bronchial Epithelium and non small cell lung cancers
    The Journal of Pathology, 2006
    Co-Authors: M Woenckhaus, Ludger Kleinhitpass, U Grepmeier, Johannes Merk, Michael Pfeifer, Peter J Wild, Marcus Bettstetter, Peter H Wuensch, Hagen Blaszyk, Arndt Hartmann


    Tobacco smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer worldwide. Gene expression in surgically resected and microdissected samples of non-small-cell lung cancers (18 squamous cell carcinomas and nine adenocarcinomas), matched normal Bronchial Epithelium, and peripheral lung tissue from both smokers (n = 22) and non-smokers (n = 5) was studied using the Affymetrix U133A array. A subset of 15 differentially regulated genes was validated by real-time PCR or immunohistochemistry. Hierarchical cluster analysis clearly distinguished between benign and malignant tissue and between squamous cell carcinomas and adenocarcinomas. The Bronchial Epithelium and adenocarcinomas could be divided into the two subgroups of smokers and non-smokers. By comparison of the gene expression profiles in the Bronchial Epithelium of non-smokers, smokers, and matched cancer tissues, it was possible to identify a signature of 23 differentially expressed genes, which might reflect early cigarette smoke-induced and cancer-relevant molecular lesions in the central Bronchial Epithelium of smokers. Ten of these genes are involved in xenobiotic metabolism and redox stress (eg AKR1B10, AKR1C1, and MT1K). One gene is a tumour suppressor gene (HLF); two genes act as oncogenes (FGFR3 and LMO3); two genes are involved in matrix degradation (MMP12 and PTHLH); three genes are related to cell differentiation (SPRR1B, RTN1, and MUC7); and five genes have not been well characterized to date. By comparison of the tobacco-exposed peripheral alveolar lung tissue of smokers with non-smokers and with adenocarcinomas from smokers, it was possible to identify a signature of 27 other differentially expressed genes. These genes are involved in the metabolism of xenobiotics (eg GPX2 and FMO3) and may represent cigarette smoke-induced, cancer-related molecular targets that may be utilized to identify smokers with increased risk for lung cancer.

  • Deletions at chromosome 2q and 12p are early and frequent molecular alterations in Bronchial Epithelium and NSCLC of long-term smokers
    International Journal of Oncology, 2005
    Co-Authors: U Grepmeier, Arndt Hartmann, Johannes Merk, Michael Pfeifer, Peter J Wild, Wolfgang Dietmaier, Ferdinand Hofstaedter, Ellen C. Obermann, Matthias Woenckhaus


    Most lung cancer is attributed to long-term smoking. In order to define chromosomal regions with an accumulation of smoking-related early molecular damage, we applied 15 microsatellite markers at 8 chromosomal regions (2q35-q36, 3p21.3, 3p14.2, 3p25, 10q11.2, 11p14-15, 12p13.1-p12.3 and 12q14) in an allelotyping study. We studied samples of 42 patients with primary non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) (25 squamous cell carcinomas, 13 adenocarcinomas, 2 large cell and 2 bronchioalveolar carcinomas) to compare the frequency of allelic loss in cancer tissue of smokers with matched Bronchial Epithelium. As a control group we used 11 samples of non-smokers. In NSCLC we found significantly higher frequencies of loss of heterozygosity (LOH) than in matched tumor free Bronchial Epithelium (p = 0.007). Most frequently, allelic loss was detected in NSCLC at chromosome 3p [3p25 (46%), 3p21.3 (45%), 3p14 (40%)], at 2q35 (24%), 12p12 (29%) and 12q14 (13%), but infrequently at 10q11 (7%) and 11p14-15 (5%). In corresponding histological normal Bronchial Epithelium, the highest percentage of LOH was found at chromosome 3p [3p21 (17%), 3p25 (12%), 3p14 (9%)] and chromosome 2q (2q35-q36) (17%) and 12p (12p12-p13) (12%). LOH in histologically normal Bronchial Epithelium was significantly associated with long-term smoking (p = 0.048), especially at chromosome 12p12 (p = 0.018). Our results demonstrate two further deletion hot spots at the chromosomal region 2q35-q36 and 12p12-p13 in tumor tissue of NSCLC and matched histological normal Bronchial Epithelium of long-term smokers, reflecting a phenomenon referred to as ‘field cancerization’. These chromosomal regions represent interesting loci for potential NSCLC associated tumor suppressor genes and could be useful as screening markers for molecular risk assessment of smokers.

Xiaoling Zhang – 3rd expert on this subject based on the ideXlab platform

  • similarities and differences between smoking related gene expression in nasal and Bronchial Epithelium
    Physiological Genomics, 2010
    Co-Authors: Xiaoling Zhang, Paola Sebastiani, Frank Schembri, Xiaohui Zhang, Yvesmartine Dumas, Erika M Langer, Yuriy O Alekseyev, George T Oconnor, Daniel R Brooks


    Previous studies have shown that physiological responses to cigarette smoke can be detected via Bronchial airway Epithelium gene expression profiling and that heterogeneity in this gene expression response to smoking is associated with lung cancer. In this study, we sought to determine the similarity of the effects of tobacco smoke throughout the respiratory tract by determining patterns of smoking-related gene expression in paired nasal and Bronchial epithelial brushings collected from 14 healthy nonsmokers and 13 healthy current smokers. Using whole genome expression arrays, we identified 119 genes whose expression was affected by smoking similarly in both Bronchial and nasal Epithelium, including genes related to detoxification, oxidative stress, and wound healing. While the vast majority of smoking-related gene expression changes occur in both Bronchial and nasal Epithelium, we also identified 27 genes whose expression was affected by smoking more dramatically in Bronchial Epithelium than nasal Epithelium. Both common and site-specific smoking-related gene expression profiles were validated using independent microarray datasets. Differential expression of select genes was also confirmed by RT-PCR. That smoking induces largely similar gene expression changes in both nasal and Bronchial Epithelium suggests that the consequences of cigarette smoke exposure can be measured in tissues throughout the respiratory tract. Our findings suggest that nasal epithelial gene expression may serve as a relatively noninvasive surrogate to measure physiological responses to cigarette smoke and/or other inhaled exposures in large-scale epidemiological studies.