Transcriptome of normal lung distinguishes mouse lines with different susceptibility to inflammation and to lung tumorigenesis

Cancer Lett. 2010 Aug 28;294(2):187-94. doi: 10.1016/j.canlet.2010.01.038. Epub 2010 Mar 1.


AIRmax and AIRmin mouse lines show a differential lung inflammatory response and differential lung tumor susceptibility after urethane treatment. The transcript profile of approximately 24,000 known genes was analyzed in normal lung tissue of untreated and urethane-treated AIRmax and AIRmin mice. In lungs of untreated mice, inflammation-associated genes involved in pathways such as "leukocyte transendothelial migration", "cell adhesion" and "tight junctions" were differentially expressed. Moreover, gene expression levels differed significantly in urethane-treated mice; in AIRmin mice, modulation of expression of genes involved in pathways associated with inflammatory response paralleled the previously observed persistent infiltration of inflammatory cells in the lung of these mice.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cell Transformation, Neoplastic / chemically induced
  • Cell Transformation, Neoplastic / genetics*
  • Cell Transformation, Neoplastic / pathology
  • Disease Models, Animal
  • Female
  • Gene Expression / drug effects
  • Gene Expression Profiling
  • Genetic Predisposition to Disease
  • Humans
  • Lung / drug effects
  • Lung / pathology
  • Lung / physiology*
  • Lung Neoplasms / chemically induced
  • Lung Neoplasms / genetics*
  • Lung Neoplasms / pathology
  • Male
  • Mice
  • Pneumonia / chemically induced
  • Pneumonia / genetics*
  • Pneumonia / pathology
  • Urethane


  • Urethane