Objective: To evaluate the expression of transient receptor potential vanilloid type 2 (TRPV2) in normal human bladder and urothelial carcinoma (UC) tissues. Methods: Bladder specimens were obtained by transurethral resection or radical cystectomy. TRPV2 mRNA expression in normal human urothelial cells (NHUCs), UC cell lines, and formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded normal (n = 6) and cancer bladder tissues (n = 58) was evaluated by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and quantitative real-time PCR (RT-PCR). TRPV2 protein expression was assessed by cytofluorimetric and confocal microscopy analyses in NHUCs and UC cells and by Western blotting and immunohistochemistry in normal and UC tissues. Results: Enhanced TRPV2 mRNA and protein expression was found in high-grade and -stage UC specimens and UC cell lines. Both the full-length TRPV2 (hTRPV2) and a short splice-variant (s-TRPV2) were detected in NHUC and normal bladder specimens, whereas a progressive decline of s-TRPV2 in pTa, pT1, and pT2 stages was observed, up to a complete loss in pT3 and pT4 UC specimens. Conclusions: Normal human urothelial cells and bladder tissue specimens express TRPV2 at both the mRNA and protein levels. A progressive loss of s-TRPV2 accompanied by a marked increase of hTRPV2 expression was found in high-grade and -stage UC tissues.
|Titolo:||Transient receptor potential vanilloid type 2 (TRPV2) expression in normal urothelium and in urothelial carcinoma of human bladder: correlation with the pathologic stage.|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2007|
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