Gene Set: SLEBOS_HEAD_AND_NECK_CANCER_WITH_HPV_UP

Standard name SLEBOS_HEAD_AND_NECK_CANCER_WITH_HPV_UP
Systematic name M14132
Brief description Genes up-regulated in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) samples positive for HPV compared to the HPV-negative tumors.
Full description or abstract Human papillomavirus (HPV) is associated with a subset of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Between 15% and 35% of HNSCCs harbor HPV DNA. Demographic and exposure differences between HPV-positive (HPV+) and negative (HPV-) HNSCCs suggest that HPV+ tumors may constitute a subclass with different biology, whereas clinical differences have also been observed. Gene expression profiles of HPV+ and HPV- tumors were compared with further exploration of the biological effect of HPV in HNSCC. Thirty-six HNSCC tumors were analyzed using Affymetrix Human 133U Plus 2.0 GeneChip and for HPV by PCR and real-time PCR. Eight of 36 (22%) tumors were positive for HPV subtype 16. Statistical analysis using Significance Analysis of Microarrays based on HPV status as a supervising variable resulted in a list of 91 genes that were differentially expressed with statistical significance. Results for a subset of these genes were verified by real-time PCR. Genes highly expressed in HPV+ samples included cell cycle regulators (p16(INK4A), p18, and CDC7) and transcription factors (TAF7L, RFC4, RPA2, and TFDP2). The microarray data were also investigated by mapping genes by chromosomal location (DIGMAP). A large number of genes on chromosome 3q24-qter had high levels of expression in HPV+ tumors. Further investigation of differentially expressed genes may reveal the unique pathways in HPV+ tumors that may explain the different natural history and biological properties of these tumors. These properties may be exploited as a target of novel therapeutic agents in HNSCC treatment.
Collection C2: curated gene sets
      CGP: chemical and genetic perturbations
Source publication Pubmed 16467079   Authors: Slebos RJ,Yi Y,Ely K,Carter J,Evjen A,Zhang X,Shyr Y,Murphy BM,Cmelak AJ,Burkey BB,Netterville JL,Levy S,Yarbrough WG,Chung CH
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Organism Homo sapiens
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Source platform AFFY_HG_U133
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