The aim of this study was to investigate the possible role of genetic alterations in the genesis and progression of cervical carcinomas. We analysed the 3, 7, X aneusomy of chromosomes and the status of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene by fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH) analysis. Polysomy of chromosomes 3 and X defined the transition from high-grade squamous intraepithelium lesions (HSIL) to cervical carcinoma. Chromosome 7 monosomy and polysomy did not show any statistical significant differences between the groups examined. When we compared the chromosomal aneusomies in all of the specimens using the Kruskal-Wallis test, significant differences (P = 0.0001, P : 0.0001 for chromosomes 3 and X, respectively) were observed. Using a ratio of the EGFR gene signals and chromosome 7 centromeric signals, no samples showed gene amplification. Our results demonstrate the importance of chromosomal 3 and X aneusomies in the development and progression from HSIL to cervical carcinoma, highlighting their usefulness as genetic markers for identifying SILs at high-risk of progression. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Analysis of chromosomes 3, 7, X and the EGFR gene in uterine cervical cancer progression

Guadagni F;
2004

Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the possible role of genetic alterations in the genesis and progression of cervical carcinomas. We analysed the 3, 7, X aneusomy of chromosomes and the status of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene by fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH) analysis. Polysomy of chromosomes 3 and X defined the transition from high-grade squamous intraepithelium lesions (HSIL) to cervical carcinoma. Chromosome 7 monosomy and polysomy did not show any statistical significant differences between the groups examined. When we compared the chromosomal aneusomies in all of the specimens using the Kruskal-Wallis test, significant differences (P = 0.0001, P : 0.0001 for chromosomes 3 and X, respectively) were observed. Using a ratio of the EGFR gene signals and chromosome 7 centromeric signals, no samples showed gene amplification. Our results demonstrate the importance of chromosomal 3 and X aneusomies in the development and progression from HSIL to cervical carcinoma, highlighting their usefulness as genetic markers for identifying SILs at high-risk of progression. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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