Decreased expression of annexin A10 in gastric cancer and its overexpression in tumor cell growth suppression

Oncol Rep. 2010 Sep;24(3):607-12.


Gastric carcinoma is the most common neoplasm in Southeast Asian populations and is the second leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Annexins are a family of cytosolic calcium and membrane binding proteins that have been implicated in a wide variety of cell functions. Recent studies have suggested that Annexin A10 (ANXA10), a member of the Annexin protein family, is down-regulated in specific types of cancer. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms of the dysregulation of ANXA10 remain to be elucidated. In the present study, to investigate the biological effects of ANXA10 on gastric carcinoma, aberrant expression of ANXA10 was evaluated by Western blot analysis, reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and immunohistochemistry (IHC), in gastric cancer tissues and cell lines. Decreased expression of ANXA10 was observed in five selected gastric cancer tissues compared to the normal surrounding mucosa. In the cancer cell lines, seven out of nine selected gastric cancer cell lines had no detectable ANXA10 by RT-PCR. Among these, when an ANXA10 expressing plasmid was introduced into MKN-1 cells, cell growth was suppressed and apoptosis augmented. The results of this study demonstrated that ANXA10 was aberrantly regulated in gastric carcinoma and suggests that down-regulation of ANXA10 might be involved in gastric carcinogenesis. In addition, ANXA10 may play a role, as a tumor suppressor, in the development and progression of gastric cancer.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Annexins / genetics
  • Annexins / metabolism*
  • Apoptosis
  • Blotting, Western
  • Carcinoma / genetics
  • Carcinoma / metabolism*
  • Carcinoma / pathology
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Cell Line, Tumor
  • Cell Proliferation*
  • Down-Regulation
  • Humans
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Republic of Korea
  • Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Stomach Neoplasms / genetics
  • Stomach Neoplasms / metabolism*
  • Stomach Neoplasms / pathology
  • Time Factors
  • Transfection
  • Up-Regulation


  • ANXA10 protein, human
  • Annexins