Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are important in the initiation and promotion of cells to neoplastic growth. Heme-oxygenase (HO)-1, the inducible form of heme-oxygenase, is a cytoprotective enzyme that plays a central role in the defence against oxidative stress and is implicated in the protection of lung tissue against exogenous oxidant exposure. We investigated whether the expression of HO-1 would be decreased in lung tumour as compared with tumour-free adjacent lung tissues. HO-1 expression was quantified by immunohistochemistry in tumour macrophages, in macrophages of tumour-free lung and in tumour cells of surgical specimens collected from 53 individuals with surgically resectable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The expression of HO-1 was decreased in tumour as compared with tumour-free lung macrophages. No correlations were observed between the expression of HO-1 and both the clinicopathological characteristics and the overall survival of the examined subjects. In conclusion, our data show that macrophages of non-small cell lung cancer exhibit impaired anti-oxidant defence mechanisms, likely mediated by HO-1. Conversely, HO-1 expression does not seem to be associated with lung tumour progression and prognosis.

Decreased heme-oxygenase (HO)-1 in the macrophages of non-small cell lung cancer

BOSCHETTO, Piera;ZENI, Elena;MAZZETTI, Lucia;MIOTTO, Deborah;LO CASCIO, Natalina;QUERZOLI, Patrizia;PEDRIALI, Massimo;DE ROSA, Edoardo;MAPP, Cristina
2008

Abstract

Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are important in the initiation and promotion of cells to neoplastic growth. Heme-oxygenase (HO)-1, the inducible form of heme-oxygenase, is a cytoprotective enzyme that plays a central role in the defence against oxidative stress and is implicated in the protection of lung tissue against exogenous oxidant exposure. We investigated whether the expression of HO-1 would be decreased in lung tumour as compared with tumour-free adjacent lung tissues. HO-1 expression was quantified by immunohistochemistry in tumour macrophages, in macrophages of tumour-free lung and in tumour cells of surgical specimens collected from 53 individuals with surgically resectable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The expression of HO-1 was decreased in tumour as compared with tumour-free lung macrophages. No correlations were observed between the expression of HO-1 and both the clinicopathological characteristics and the overall survival of the examined subjects. In conclusion, our data show that macrophages of non-small cell lung cancer exhibit impaired anti-oxidant defence mechanisms, likely mediated by HO-1. Conversely, HO-1 expression does not seem to be associated with lung tumour progression and prognosis.
2008
Boschetto, Piera; Zeni, Elena; Mazzetti, Lucia; Miotto, Deborah; LO CASCIO, Natalina; Maestrelli, P; Marian, E; Querzoli, Patrizia; Pedriali, Massimo; Murer, B; DE ROSA, Edoardo; Fabbri, Lm; Mapp, Cristina
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