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MINI 35 - Biology (ID 161)
- Event: WCLC 2015
- Type: Mini Oral
- Track: Biology, Pathology, and Molecular Testing
- Presentations: 1
MINI35.02 - Inhibitor of Differentiation 1 (Id-1) Gene Silencing Reduces Liver Metastases Formation in a NSCLC Animal Model (ID 2995)
18:30 - 20:00 | Author(s): M. Ponz-Sarvise
Around 30% of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients present LM during the disease course causing a negative clinical impact on survival and quality of life. The expression of certain genes in cancer cells might be crucial for allowing tumor cells to spread to the liver. According to this hypothesis Id1 and Id3 genes, part of the signature that facilitates breast cancer cells to disseminate to the lungs, might be determinant for NSCLC LM development.
Three cohorts including totally 80 mice were compared; Id1 wild-type C57BL/6 (WT) female mice (n = 40) vs. Id1 knock out (IDKO) female animals (n = 28) vs Id1/Id3 knock out mice (Id1Id3KO) (n = 12). In both groups of mice 500,000 Lewis Lung Carcinoma cells (LLC) Id1 WT (Id1+/+) Id3 WT (Id3+/+), or Id1 homozygously deficient (Id1-/-) and Id3 WT (Id3+/+) or Id1-/- and Id3 heterozygously deficient (Id3+/-) were generated through gene silencing, and intrasplenically injected. Thereafter, both groups of mice were weekly monitored with FDG-micro-positron emission tomography (mPET) scans for LM formation. Animals were sacrificed (and tissues microscopically analyzed) by the time LM were developed and clinical deterioration was evident.
Expression of Id1 in both the host and the tumor cell line injected were independent predictive factors for the presence of LM. In fact, silencing Id1 expression in tumor cells (OR = 0.04; CI 95% 0.2 (0.04-0.9) or knocking down Id1 in the host tissues (OR: 0.2; CI 95% 0.06-0.7), impaired LM presentation. Silencing Id3 seemed not to diminish the risk of LM presentation.
Absence of Id1 expression in the host partially impairs LM presentation. Silencing Id1 in tumor cells diminish the odds of presenting LM. Knocking down Id1 in the host or targeting Id1 in the tumor cell may represent a new approach to prevent LM presentation, and thus, improving the outcome in NSCLC patients.
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