[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Previous molecular genetic studies of laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)have shown certain chromosomal regions with recurring alterations. But studies of sequential molecular alterations and genetic progression model of laryngeal SCC have not been clearly defined. To identify the chromosomal alterations associated with the carcinogenesis of laryngeal SCC, we analyzed genomic DNA from microdissected squamous metaplasia, squamous dysplasia, invasive SCC, and metastatic carcinoma samples from 22 laryngeal SCC patients for loss of heterozygosity (LOH) at microsatellite loci. Ten microsatellite markers on chromosome 3p, 8p, 9p, and 17p were used. LOH at 9p21 was observed in the all stages including squamous metaplasia, squamous dysplasia, invasive SCC and metastatic carcinoma. LOH at 17p13.1, 3p25 and 3p14.2 was observed from the squamous dysplasia, invasive SCC and metastatic carcinoma. LOH at 8p21.3-p22 was observed mainly from the invasive SCC and metastatic carcinoma. The results suggest that 9p21 in the early event, 17p13.1, 3p25 and 3p14.2 in the intermediate event and 8p21.3- p22 in the late event may be involved in the laryngeal carcinogenesis.
Journal of Korean Medical Science 07/2004; 19(3):345-51. · 1.25 Impact Factor