As an effort to identify immune suppressive molecules in gastric cancer cells, a signal sequence trap was employed. Among the genes identified, 9-27 gene was highly expressed in gastric tumor tissues and in cancer cell lines. It was induced by IFN-γ treatment, but not by TNF-α or TGF-β1 treatment. The overexpression of 9-27 in the gastric cancer cells rendered tumor cells more resistant to natural killer cells. In addition, the 9-27-overexpressed cells showed an increased migration and an invasive capacity when compared with the control cells. Taken together, these data indicate that 9-27 plays a role in malignant progression by suppressing natural killer cells and by increasing the invasive potential of gastric cancer cells.
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2005 Apr 28|
- Natural killer cell
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research