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Kevin J Cullen

Kevin J Cullen

School of Medicine


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Program in Oncology

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Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

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GPx3 promoter hypermethylation is a frequent event in human cancer and is associated with tumorigenesis and chemotherapy response.

Baishen Chen; Xi Rao; Michael G House; Kenneth P Nephew; Kevin J Cullen; Zhongmin Guo (Profiled Author: Kevin J Cullen)

Medical Sciences Program, Indiana University School of Medicine, 1001 E. Third St., Bloomington, IN, USA.
Cancer letters 2011;309(1):37-45.


Glutathione peroxidase 3 (GPx3), a plasma antioxidant enzyme, maintains genomic integrity by inactivating reactive oxygen species (ROS), known DNA-damaging agents and mediators of cancer chemotherapy response. In this study, we demonstrate that loss of GPx3 expression by promoter hypermethylation is frequently observed in a wide spectrum of human malignancies. Furthermore, GPx3 methylation correlates with head and neck cancer (HNC) chemoresistance and may serve as a potential prognostic indicator for HNC patients treated with cisplatin-based chemotherapy. Our findings support the hypothesis that defects in the antioxidant system may contribute to tumorigenesis of a wide spectrum of human malignancies. GPx3 methylation may have implications in chemotherapy response and clinical outcome of HNC patients.

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