The epidemiologic association of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection with dysplasia and cervical cancer is well established. Transforming growth factor β1 (TGFβ1) has regulatory effects on a broad spectrum of cell types and is a growth inhibitory protein for epithelial cells. To examine the phenotype of experimentally generated, HPV-11 transformed human tissues, we looked at expression of TGFβ1 and a number of proliferation-enhancing molecules which are known to be regulated by TGFβ1, including bcl-2 c-myc, c-Ha-ras, c-jun and NFκB. HPV-11 transformed xenografts showed up-regulation of TGFβ1 expression and down-regulation of the expression levels of bcl-2, c-myc, c-Ha-ras, c-jun and NFκB. These results suggest that TGFβ1 may exert antiproliferative effects on HPV-11 transformed papillomas by down-regulating different proliferation-enhancing molecules.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Issue number||6 B|
|State||Published - Nov 1999|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cancer Research