Carbon dioxide does not affect the methylation status of prognostic important oncogenes Rassf1A and DCR2 in neuroblastoma cells.
 

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Carbon dioxide does not affect the methylation status of prognostic important oncogenes Rassf1A and DCR2 in neuroblastoma cells.
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Carbon dioxide does not affect the methylation status of prognostic important oncogenes Rassf1A and DCR2 in neuroblastoma cells.

Pediatr Surg Int. 2008 Nov 12;

Authors: Reismann M, Lehmann D, Quandte M, Ure BM, Glüer S

PURPOSE: The aim of the current study was to investigate effects of CO(2) atmosphere, mimicking conditions of the pneumoperitoneum during laparoscopy, on epigenetic conditions of Rassf1A and DCR2 oncogenes in neuroblastoma cells. METHODS: SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cells were exposed to 100% CO(2) for 4 h. Cells were lysed 4, 8 and 168 h after exposure. After methylation analysis of Rassf1A and DCR2 with polymerase chain reaction, results were compared to those of physiologically incubated neuroblastoma cells. RESULTS: No significant changes were found after exposure to carbon dioxide compared to the control. Values of methylated Rassf1A were 12.6 +/- 1.1 versus 13.2 +/- 1.4 ng/mul in the controls, respectively (4 h after incubation), 12.6 +/- 1.2 versus 15.1 +/- 0.9 ng/mul (8 h) and 14.2 +/- 1.5 versus 11.7 +/- 1.3 ng/mul (168 h). DCR2 showed values of 4.6 +/- 0.5 versus 3.7 +/- 0.5 ng/mul (4 h), 3.8 +/- 0.5 versus 4.1 +/- 0.4 ng/mul (8 h) and 3.6 +/- 0.4 versus 3.8 +/- 0.5 ng/mul (168 h). CONCLUSION: Exposure of neuroblastoma cells to 100% CO(2) does not alter methylation of two prognostic relevant index genes. It seems therefore unlikely that effects on methylation levels within CO(2) pneumoperitoneum lead to epigenetic changes in neuroblastoma.

PMID: 19002696 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]