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Continuous cell injury promotes hepatic tumorigenesis in Cdc42-deficient mouse liver

Jolanda van Hengel UGent, Petra D'Hooge, Bart Hooghe UGent, Xunwei Wu, Louis Libbrecht UGent, Rita De Vos, Fabio Quondamatteo, Martina Klempt, Cord Brakebusch and Frans Van Roy UGent (2008) GASTROENTEROLOGY. 134(3). p.781-792
abstract
Background & Aims: The Rho small guanosine triphosphatase Cdc42 is critical for diverse cellular functions including regulation of actin oranization, cell polarity, intracellular membrane trafficking, transcription, cell-cycle progression, and cell transformation. This implies that Cdc42 might be required for liver function. Methods: Mice in which Cdc42 was ablated in hepatocytes and bile duct cells were generated by Cre-loxP technology. Livers were examined by histologic, immunohistochemical, ultrastructural, and serum analysis to define the effect of loss of Cdc42 on liver structure. Results: Mice lacking Cdc42 in their hepatocytes were born at Mendelian ratios. They did not show increased mortality but showed chronic jaundice. They developed hepatomegaly soon after birth, and signs of liver transformation, such as formation of nodules and tumors, became visible macroscopically at age 6 months. Hepatocellular carcinoma was observed 8 months after birth. Tumors grew slowly and lacked expression of nuclear beta-catenin. Lung metastases were observed at the late stage of carcinogenesis. Immunofluorescent examination and electron microscopy revealed severe defects in the liver. At the age of 2 months, the canaliculi between hepatocytes were greatly enlarged, although the tight junctions flanking the canaliculi appeared normal. Regular liver plates were absent. E-cadherin expression pattern and gap junction localization were distorted. Analysis of serum samples indicated cholestasis. Conclusions: We describe a mouse model in which chronic liver disease leads to hepatocarcinogenesis.
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ACTIN POLYMERIZATION, POLARITY, E-CADHERIN, CDC42, CATENIN, GROWTH, RAC, TRANSFORMATION, MICE, DIFFERENTIATION
journal title
GASTROENTEROLOGY
Gastroenterology
volume
134
issue
3
pages
781 - 792
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000253838000019
JCR category
GASTROENTEROLOGY & HEPATOLOGY
JCR impact factor
12.591 (2008)
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1/55 (2008)
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1 (2008)
ISSN
0016-5085
DOI
10.1053/j.gastro.2008.01.002
language
English
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yes
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395488
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-395488
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2008-04-01 10:16:00
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  abstract     = {Background \& Aims: The Rho small guanosine triphosphatase Cdc42 is critical for diverse cellular functions including regulation of actin oranization, cell polarity, intracellular membrane trafficking, transcription, cell-cycle progression, and cell transformation. This implies that Cdc42 might be required for liver function.
Methods: Mice in which Cdc42 was ablated in hepatocytes and bile duct cells were generated by Cre-loxP technology. Livers were examined by histologic, immunohistochemical, ultrastructural, and serum analysis to define the effect of loss of Cdc42 on liver structure.
Results: Mice lacking Cdc42 in their hepatocytes were born at Mendelian ratios. They did not show increased mortality but showed chronic jaundice. They developed hepatomegaly soon after birth, and signs of liver transformation, such as formation of nodules and tumors, became visible macroscopically at age 6 months. Hepatocellular carcinoma was observed 8 months after birth. Tumors grew slowly and lacked expression of nuclear beta-catenin. Lung metastases were observed at the late stage of carcinogenesis. Immunofluorescent examination and electron microscopy revealed severe defects in the liver. At the age of 2 months, the canaliculi between hepatocytes were greatly enlarged, although the tight junctions flanking the canaliculi appeared normal. Regular liver plates were absent. E-cadherin expression pattern and gap junction localization were distorted. Analysis of serum samples indicated cholestasis.
Conclusions: We describe a mouse model in which chronic liver disease leads to hepatocarcinogenesis.},
  author       = {van Hengel, Jolanda and D'Hooge, Petra and Hooghe, Bart and Wu, Xunwei and Libbrecht, Louis and De Vos, Rita and Quondamatteo, Fabio and Klempt, Martina and Brakebusch, Cord and Van Roy, Frans},
  issn         = {0016-5085},
  journal      = {GASTROENTEROLOGY},
  keyword      = {ACTIN POLYMERIZATION,POLARITY,E-CADHERIN,CDC42,CATENIN,GROWTH,RAC,TRANSFORMATION,MICE,DIFFERENTIATION},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {781--792},
  title        = {Continuous cell injury promotes hepatic tumorigenesis in Cdc42-deficient mouse liver},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.gastro.2008.01.002},
  volume       = {134},
  year         = {2008},
}

Chicago
van Hengel, Jolanda, Petra D’Hooge, Bart Hooghe, Xunwei Wu, Louis Libbrecht, Rita De Vos, Fabio Quondamatteo, Martina Klempt, Cord Brakebusch, and Frans Van Roy. 2008. “Continuous Cell Injury Promotes Hepatic Tumorigenesis in Cdc42-deficient Mouse Liver.” Gastroenterology 134 (3): 781–792.
APA
van Hengel, J., D’Hooge, P., Hooghe, B., Wu, X., Libbrecht, L., De Vos, R., Quondamatteo, F., et al. (2008). Continuous cell injury promotes hepatic tumorigenesis in Cdc42-deficient mouse liver. GASTROENTEROLOGY, 134(3), 781–792.
Vancouver
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van Hengel J, D’Hooge P, Hooghe B, Wu X, Libbrecht L, De Vos R, et al. Continuous cell injury promotes hepatic tumorigenesis in Cdc42-deficient mouse liver. GASTROENTEROLOGY. 2008;134(3):781–92.
MLA
van Hengel, Jolanda, Petra D’Hooge, Bart Hooghe, et al. “Continuous Cell Injury Promotes Hepatic Tumorigenesis in Cdc42-deficient Mouse Liver.” GASTROENTEROLOGY 134.3 (2008): 781–792. Print.