Allelic effects of mouse Pas1 candidate genes in human lung cancer cell lines

Cancer Lett. 2006 Dec 8;244(2):176-81. doi: 10.1016/j.canlet.2005.12.015. Epub 2006 Feb 2.


Four of the six genes constituting the mouse Pulmonary adenoma susceptibility 1 (Pas1) locus haplotype carry amino acid variants: Lrmp, Casc1, Ghiso, and Lmna-rs1. In vitro colony formation assay of human lung cancer cell lines A549 and NCI-H520 transfected with the allelic variants of the four genes revealed allele-specific modulations of colony numbers by Lmna-rs1 and Casc1, but not by Lrmp or Ghiso. In A549 and NCI-H520 cells, the A/J allele of Lmna-rs1 produced approximately 4- and approximately 2-fold, respectively, more transfectants than did the C57BL/6J allele, whereas the A/J allele of Casc1 produced approximately 6- and approximately 5-fold fewer transfectants, respectively, as compared to the C57BL/6J allele. Inhibition of clonogenicity by allelic forms of Pas1 candidate genes was not mediated by induction of apoptosis. These findings provide evidence that allelic variants of mouse Pas1 candidate genes differentially modulate growth of human cancer cells.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adenoma / genetics*
  • Alleles*
  • Animals
  • Apoptosis
  • Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung / genetics
  • Cells, Cultured
  • Colony-Forming Units Assay
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic
  • Genetic Predisposition to Disease*
  • Humans
  • Kidney / metabolism
  • Lung Neoplasms / genetics*
  • Male
  • Membrane Proteins / genetics
  • Mice
  • Mice, Inbred A
  • Mice, Inbred C57BL
  • Microscopy, Fluorescence
  • Poly(ADP-ribose) Polymerases / metabolism
  • RNA, Messenger / genetics
  • RNA, Messenger / metabolism
  • Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Transfection
  • Tumor Suppressor Proteins / genetics*


  • Las1 protein, mouse
  • Lmna-rs1 protein, mouse
  • Lrmp protein, mouse
  • Membrane Proteins
  • RNA, Messenger
  • Tumor Suppressor Proteins
  • Poly(ADP-ribose) Polymerases