Loss of inositol polyphosphate 5-phosphatase is an early event in development of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma

Aleksandar Sekulic, Su Y. Kim, Galen Hostetter, Stephanie Savage, Janine G. Einspahr, Anil Prasad, Paul Sagerman, Clara Curiel-Lewandrowski, Robert Krouse, G. Timothy Bowden, James Warneke, David S. Alberts, Mark R. Pittelkow, David DiCaudo, Brian J. Nickoloff, Jeffrey M. Trent, Michael Bittner

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Abstract

Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) occurs commonly and can metastasize. Identification of specific molecular aberrations and mechanisms underlying the development and progression of cutaneous SCC may lead to better prognostic and therapeutic approaches and more effective chemoprevention strategies. To identify genetic changes associated with early stages of cutaneous SCC development, we analyzed a series of 40 archived skin tissues ranging from normal skin to invasive SCC. Using high-resolution array-based comparative genomic hybridization, we identified deletions of a region on chromosome 10q harboring the INPP5A gene in 24% of examined SCC tumors. Subsequent validation by immunohistochemistry on an independent sample set of 71 SCC tissues showed reduced INPP5A protein levels in 72% of primary SCC tumors. Decrease in INPP5A protein levels seems to be an early event in SCC development, as it also is observed in 9 of 26 (35%) examined actinic keratoses, the earliest stage in SCC development. Importantly, further reduction of INPP5A levels is seen in a subset of SCC patients as the tumor progresses from primary to metastatic stage. The observed frequency and pattern of loss indicate that INPP5A, a negative regulator of inositol signaling, may play a role in development and progression of cutaneous SCC tumors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1277-1283
Number of pages7
JournalCancer Prevention Research
Volume3
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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    Sekulic, A., Kim, S. Y., Hostetter, G., Savage, S., Einspahr, J. G., Prasad, A., Sagerman, P., Curiel-Lewandrowski, C., Krouse, R., Bowden, G. T., Warneke, J., Alberts, D. S., Pittelkow, M. R., DiCaudo, D., Nickoloff, B. J., Trent, J. M., & Bittner, M. (2010). Loss of inositol polyphosphate 5-phosphatase is an early event in development of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. Cancer Prevention Research, 3(10), 1277-1283. https://doi.org/10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-10-0058