Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 2021 Aug 1;22(8):2429-2435. Epub 2021 Aug 1.
Department of Medical Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey.
Objective: The aim of this project is to identify the differences in expression levels of stem cell related genes (SCRGs) in normal colon tissue, histopathologically staged colon polyps and colon cancer, and to explain the role of SCRGs in the formation of CC and for contributing the practical usage of SCRGs in the diagnosis and treatment of CC.
Methods: Normal colon tissue, hyperplastic polyps, histopathologically (HGD and LGD) staged tubular, tubulovillous and villous polyps and colon cancer paraffin tissue (FFPE) samples were used. Transcription factor genes (OCT4, KLF4, SOX2, MYC, NANOG, and REX1) and cell surface markers (CD133, LGR5), which are associated with embryonic stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells, and cancer stem cells, have been selected for measuring expression levels from the selected tissues. Read More