Basic Study
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World J Gastroenterol. Dec 21, 2016; 22(47): 10325-10340
Published online Dec 21, 2016. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v22.i47.10325
Figure 3
Figure 3 SFRP1 mRNA expression and promoter DNA methylation alterations during aging and in different stages of colorectal carcinogenesis. SFRP1 mRNA expression was significantly downregulated in adenoma and CRC samples compared to normal controls in case of all three Affymetrix probeset IDs representing SFRP1 [202035_s_at: P < 0.05 (A); 202036_s_at: P < 0.0003 (B); 202037_s_at: P < 0.005 (C)]. In colonic biopsy samples of healthy young patients, higher SFRP1 mRNA levels could be measured than in normal adults samples, this overexpression was proven to be significant in two of three transcript IDs [202035_s_at: P < 0.05 (A); 202037_s_at: P < 0.005 (C)]. SFRP1 promoter region was significantly hypermethylated in CRC and adenoma tissue samples compared to normal adult and young colonic tissue (P < 0.0001) (D). In pairwise comparison, DNA methylation of SFRP1 promoter was slightly, but significantly increased in healthy adults compared to normal young samples (P < 0.02) (E). The analyzed sample groups are illustrated on X axis, the normalized mRNA expression (A, B, C) and percentage of SFRP1 promoter methylation (D, E) are represented on Y axis. Red dots indicate the normalized mRNA expression values (A, B, C) and the normalized DNA methylation percentage values (D, E), respectively. Boxplots represent the medians and standard deviations. Ch: Children; N: Normal; Ad: Adenoma; CRC: Colorectal cancer.