RRC ID 77386
Author Takeuchi C, Sato J, Yamamichi N, Kageyama-Yahara N, Sasaki A, Akahane T, Aoki R, Nakajima S, Ito M, Yamamichi M, Liu YY, Sakuma N, Takahashi Y, Sakaguchi Y, Tsuji Y, Sakurai K, Tomida S, Niimi K, Ushijima T, Fujishiro M.
Title Marked intestinal trans-differentiation by autoimmune gastritis along with ectopic pancreatic and pulmonary trans-differentiation.
Journal J Gastroenterol
Abstract BACKGROUND:Autoimmune gastritis (AIG) is a prevalent chronic inflammatory disease with oncogenic potential that causes destruction of parietal cells and severe mucosal atrophy. We aimed to explore the distinctive gene expression profiles, activated signaling pathways, and their underlying mechanisms.
METHODS:A comprehensive gene expression analysis was conducted using biopsy specimens from AIG, Helicobacter pylori-associated gastritis (HPG), and non-inflammatory normal stomachs. Gastric cancer cell lines were cultured under acidic (pH 6.5) conditions to evaluate changes in gene expression.
RESULTS:Gastric mucosa with AIG had a unique gene expression profile compared with that with HPG and normal mucosa, such as extensively low expression of ATP4A and high expression of GAST and PAPPA2, which are involved in neuroendocrine tumorigenesis. Additionally, the mucosa with AIG and HPG showed the downregulation of stomach-specific genes and upregulation of small intestine-specific genes; however, intestinal trans-differentiation was much more prominent in AIG samples, likely in a CDX-dependent manner. Furthermore, AIG induced ectopic expression of pancreatic digestion-related genes, PNLIP, CEL, CTRB1, and CTRC; and a master regulator gene of the lung, NKX2-1/TTF1 with alveolar fluid secretion-related genes, SFTPB and SFTPC. Mechanistically, acidic conditions led to the downregulation of master regulator and stemness control genes of small intestine, suggesting that increased environmental pH may cause abnormal intestinal differentiation in the stomach.
CONCLUSIONS:AIG induces diverse trans-differentiation in the gastric mucosa, characterized by the transactivation of genes specific to the small intestine, pancreas, and lung. Increased environmental pH owing to AIG may cause abnormal differentiation of the gastric mucosa.
Published 2023-11-14
DOI 10.1007/s00535-023-02055-x
PII 10.1007/s00535-023-02055-x
PMID 37962678
IF 6.132
Human and Animal Cells MKN74(RCB1002) MKN1(RCB1003) GCIY(RCB0555)