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Genetic disruption of Ptgs-1, as well as Ptgs-2, reduces intestinal tumorigenesis in Min mice.

Authors:
Chulada PC, Thompson MB, Mahler JF, Doyle CM, Gaul BW, Lee C, Tiano HF, Morham SG, Smithies O, Langenbach R
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Cancer research

Abstract

Two isoforms of cyclooxygenase (COX) are known, and to date most studies have implicated COX-2, rather than COX-1, as the isoform involved in colon carcinogenesis. In the present study, we show that homologous disruption of either Ptgs-1 or Ptgs-2 (genes coding for COX-1 or COX-2, respectively) reduced polyp formation in Min/+ mice by approximately 80%. Only COX-1 protein was immunohistochemically detected in normal intestinal tissue, whereas both COX-1 and variable levels of COX-2 protein were detected in polyps. Prostaglandin E2 was increased in polyps compared with normal tissue, and both COX-1 and COX-2 contributed to the PGE2 produced. The results indicate that COX-1, as well as COX-2, plays a key role in intestinal tumorigenesis and that COX-1 may also be a chemotherapeutic target for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

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