Publications (3)7.03 Total impact
Article: Sequence variations of latent membrane protein 2A in Epstein-Barr virus-associated gastric carcinomas from Guangzhou, southern China.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Latent membrane protein 2A (LMP2A), expressed in most Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated malignancies, has been demonstrated to be responsible for the maintenance of latent infection and epithelial cell transformation. Besides, it could also act as the target for a CTL-based therapy for EBV-associated malignancies. In the present study, sequence variations of LMP2A in EBV-associated gastric carcinoma (EBVaGC) and healthy EBV carriers from Guangzhou, southern China, where nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is endemic, were investigated. Widespread sequence variations in the LMP2A gene were found, with no sequence identical to the B95.8 prototype. No consistent mutation was detected in all isolates. The immunoreceptor tyrosine-based activation motif (ITAM) and PY motifs in the amino terminus of LMP2A were strictly conserved, suggesting their important roles in virus infection; while 8 of the 17 identified CTL epitopes in the transmembrane region of LMP2A were affected by at least one point mutation, which may implicate that the effect of LMP2A polymorphisms should be considered when LMP2A-targeted immunotherapy is conducted. The polymorphisms of LMP2A in EBVaGC in gastric remnant carcinoma (GRC) were for the first time investigated in the world. The LMP2A sequence variations in EBVaGC in GRC were somewhat different from those in EBVaGC in conventional gastric carcinoma. The sequence variations of LMP2A in EBVaGC were similar to those in throat washing of healthy EBV carriers, indicating that these variations are due to geographic-associated polymorphisms rather than EBVaGC-associated mutations. This, to our best knowledge, is the first detailed investigation of LMP2A polymorphisms in EBVaGC in Guangzhou, southern China, where NPC is endemic.PLoS ONE 01/2012; 7(3):e34276. · 4.09 Impact Factor
Article: Epstein-Barr virus genome polymorphisms of Epstein-Barr virus-associated gastric carcinoma in gastric remnant carcinoma in Guangzhou, southern China, an endemic area of nasopharyngeal carcinoma.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is associated with a subset of gastric carcinoma which was defined as EBV-associated gastric carcinoma (EBVaGC). The proportion of EBVaGC in gastric remnant carcinoma (GRC) was apparently higher than that in conventional gastric carcinoma (CGC) which occurs in the intact stomach. To clarify the possible mechanisms, 26 GRC cases from Guangzhou were investigated for the presence of EBV, and the EBV genome polymorphisms of EBVaGC in GRC were analyzed. Besides, the clinicopathologic characteristics, EBV latency pattern of EBVaGC in GRC were also investigated. Eight (30.8%) out of 26 cases were identified as EBVaGCs. Type A strain, prototype F, type I, mut-W1/I1, XhoI- and del-LMP1 variants were predominant among EBVaGC patients, accounting for 7 (87.5%), 7 (87.5%), 8 (100%), 6 (75%), 5 (62.5%) and 8 (100%) cases, respectively. All EBVaGC cases were male and with the histology of diffuse-type carcinoma. The tumor cells expressed EBNA1 (87.5%) and LMP2A (62.5%) but not LMP1, EBNA2 and ZEBRA. Thus, the EBV latency pattern was latency I. These were similar to those in CGC, except for the significantly higher proportion of EBVaGC in GRC than in CGC, suggesting that there is no more aggressive EBV variant in EBVaGC in GRC, and the injuries of gastric mucosa and/or changes of the microenvironment within the remnant stomach may be involved in the development of EBVaGC in GRC. This, to our knowledge, is the first study concerning about the EBV genome polymorphisms of EBVaGC in GRC in the world.Virus Research 06/2011; 160(1-2):191-9. · 2.94 Impact Factor
Article: [Clinicopathologic features and protein expression study of Epstein-Barr virus-associated gastric carcinoma in Guangzhou].[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: To investigate the prevalence of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated gastric carcinomas in Guangzhou, their clinicopathologic features and related protein expressions including DNMT1, p16, and cyclin D1. A total of 676 cases of EBV-associated gastric carcinoma were included in the study. The presence of EBV-encoded small RNA1 (EBER1), a marker for EBV infection, was analyzed by in-situ hybridization using formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded tumor samples. Expression of EBV-encoded proteins, DNMT1, p16 and cyclin D1 were detected by immunohistochemistry. Forty-five of 676 gastric carcinomas showed EBER intranuclear positivity in all tumor cells. EBV involvement was significantly more frequent among the male than the female patients, especially in tumors of less differentiated types (diffuse type) and involving the upper stomach (P < 0.05). EBNA1 and LMP2A expression were detected in 42 (93.3%) and 24 (53.3%) cases, respectively. None expressed EBNA2, LMP1, and ZEBRA. Among 45 cases of EBV associated gastric carcinomas, DNMT1, p16 and cyclin D1 expression were seen in 35 (77.8%), 10 (22.2%), and 29 (64.4%) cases, respectively. In contrast, among 40 EBV negative gastric carcinomas, expression of the three proteins were 20 (50.0%), 25 (62.5%) and 12 (30.0%), respectively. The difference of expression of the three proteins between the two groups was significant (P < 0.05). Expression of p16 correlated with the depth of the tumor invasion. Correlated protein expression was seen between LMP2A and DNMT1, between DNMT1 and p16, and between p16 and cyclin D1 (P < 0.05). EBV associated gastric carcinoma accounts for 6.7% of gastric carcinomas in Guangzhou with the Latency I pattern in some cases and between Latency I and II in others. The correlated expression of LMP2A, DNMT1, p16 and cyclin D1 may contribute to the pathogenesis of EBV associated gastric carcinomas.Zhonghua bing li xue za zhi Chinese journal of pathology 12/2010; 39(12):798-803.