Myo-inositol reduces ?-catenin activation in colitis

Emily M. Bradford, Corey A. Thompson, Tatiana Goretsky, Guang Yu Yang, Luz M. Rodriguez, Linheng Li, Terrence A. Barrett

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AIM To assess Dietary myo-inositol in reducing stem cell activation in colitis, and validate p?-cateninS552 as a biomarker of recurrent dysplasia. METHODS We examined the effects of Dietary myo-inositol treatment on inflammation, p?-cateninS552 and pAkt levels by histology and western blot in IL-10-/- and dextran soDium sulfate-treated colitic mice. AdDitionally, we assessed nuclear p?-cateninS552 in patients treated with myo-inositol in a clinical trial, and in patients with and without a history of colitis-induced dysplasia. RESULTS In mice, p?-cateninS552 staining faithfully reported the effects of myo-inositol in reducing inflammation and intestinal stem cell activation. In a pilot clinical trial of myo-inositol administration in patients with a history of low grade dysplasia (LGD), two patients had reduced numbers of intestinal stem cell activation compared to the placebo control patient. In humans, p?-cateninS552 staining Discriminated ulcerative colitis patients with a history of LGD from those with benign Disease. CONCLUSION Enumerating crypts with increased numbers of p?- cateninS552 - positive cells can be utilized as a biomarker in colitis-associated cancer chemoprevention trials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5115-5126
Number of pages12
JournalWorld Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number28
StatePublished - Jul 28 2017

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  • Biomarker
  • Chemoprevention
  • Colitis-associated cancer
  • Dysplasia
  • Stem cell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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