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Methylation analysis of MIR200 family in Mexican patients with colorectal cancer
  1. Carlos Rogelio Alvizo-Rodriguez1,
  2. Maria de la Luz Ayala-Madrigal1,
  3. Jesus Arturo Hernandez-Sandoval1,
  4. Helen Haydee Fernanda Ramirez-Plascencia1,
  5. Christian Octavio Gonzalez-Villaseñor1,
  6. Nelly Margarita Macias-Gomez2,
  7. Jorge Peregrina-Sandoval3,
  8. Jose Miguel Moreno-Ortiz1,
  9. Jesus A Valenzuela-Perez4,
  10. Jose Alfonso Cruz-Ramos5,
  11. Melva Gutierrez-Angulo1,6
  1. 1 Doctorado en Genética Humana, Departamento de Biología Molecular y Genómica, Centro Universitario de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  2. 2 Departamento de Promoción, preservación y desarrollo de la Salud, Centro Universitario del Sur, Universidad de Guadalajara, Ciudad Guzman, Jalisco, Mexico
  3. 3 Biología Celular y Molecular, Centro Universitario de Ciencias Biologicas y Agropecuarias, Universidad de Guadalajara, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico
  4. 4 Hospital Civil de Guadalajara Dr Juan I Menchaca, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  5. 5 Departamento de Enseñanza y Capacitacion, Instituto Jaliciense de Cancerologia, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  6. 6 Departamento de Ciencias de la Salud, Centro Universitario de los Altos, Universidad de Guadalajara, Tepatitlan de Morelos, Jalisco, Mexico
  1. Correspondence to Dr Melva Gutierrez-Angulo, Universidad de Guadalajara, Tepatitlan de Morelos, Jalisco 47600, Mexico; melva.gutierrez{at}


The present study aimed to analyze the methylation pattern of the MIR200 family in the colorectal tissues and peripheral blood of colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. Previous informed consent, 102 samples of colorectal tissues (tumor and adjacent normal tissues) and 40 peripheral blood samples were collected from CRC patients. Additionally, we included a reference group of 40 blood samples. DNA extraction was done for colorectal tissues and peripheral blood. For methylation-specific PCR, we used bisulfite-treated DNA and controls for methylated and unmethylated DNA were included to each assay. PCR fragments were separated by 6% polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. Methylation-positive and methylation-negative results were confirmed by bisulfite genomic sequencing technique. We analyzed 102 colorectal tissues and 40 blood samples from 51 CRC patients. MIR200B/MIR200A/MIR429 methylation analysis discloses no differences among tissues (p>0.05). However, MIR200C/MIR141 methylation showed differences between colorectal tissues and peripheral blood of CRC patients (p<0.0001) and mainly methylated alleles were observed in peripheral blood. These findings suggest a tissue-specific methylation pattern for the MIR200C/MIR141 promoter.

  • colorectal neoplasms
  • carcinogenesis
  • biomedical research

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  • Contributors MGA, MLAM, NMMG, JPS, and JMMO have been contributed to design of the work and interpretation of data. Moreover, they have approved the final version. CRAR, JAHS, HHFRP, and COGV have been worked with acquisition and analysis of molecular data. JAVP and JACR have been worked with acquisition and analysis of clinical data of colorectal cancer patients.

  • Funding The project was supported by Universidad de Guadalajara.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data availability statement All data relevant to the study are included in the article or uploaded as supplementary information.

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