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  • 1
    Keywords: CANCER ; EXPRESSION ; SURVIVAL ; tumor ; CELL ; Germany ; human ; COHORT ; PROTEIN ; PROTEINS ; cell line ; TISSUE ; TUMORS ; LINES ; PATIENT ; FAMILY ; CARCINOGENESIS ; TISSUES ; CELL-LINES ; LESIONS ; PROGRESSION ; immunohistochemistry ; CELL-LINE ; LINE ; LOCALIZATION ; POLYMERASE-CHAIN-REACTION ; adenocarcinoma ; ADENOCARCINOMAS ; pathology ; OVEREXPRESSION ; cell lines ; pancreatic cancer ; protein expression ; chemoresistance ; SUBCELLULAR-LOCALIZATION ; SUBSET ; pancreas ; PANCREATIC-CANCER ; FAMILIES ; DUCTAL ADENOCARCINOMA ; polymerase chain reaction ; TUMOR TISSUE ; LEVEL ; analysis ; methods ; pancreatic ; RARE ; SURVIVAL-DATA ; Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction
    Abstract: AIMS: To determine the role of two antiapoptotic proteins of the IAP family, cIAP1 and cIAP2, in human pancreatic carcinogenesis. METHODS: mRNA levels were measured in pancreatic tissues and pancreatic cancer cell lines by quantitative reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (QRT-PCR). Protein expression was assessed in pancreatic cancer cell lines by immunoblotting and in pancreatic tissues by immunohistochemistry and correlated with pathological and survival data. RESULTS: cIAP1 expression was constantly high in non-neoplastic pancreatic tissues, in PanIN lesions, as well as in a subset of primary and metastatic pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas (PDAC), and a preferential cytoplasmatic localization was observed in the tumor tissues. cIAP1 expression was rare in a cohort of cystic tumors. cIAP2 mRNA levels were significantly higher (2.4 fold) in PDAC than in the normal tissues. cIAP2 protein was overexpressed in PDAC and was detectable in low-grade and high-grade PanIN lesions. Moreover, cIAP2 was frequently expressed in pancreatic cystic tumors. cIAP1 and cIAP2 mRNA and protein were detected in all the examined cell lines. Survival analysis revealed a shorter survival in patients with cIAP1/cIAP2-positive tumors. CONCLUSIONS: cIAP1 might contribute to the regulation of the apoptotic process in the normal and in the neoplastic pancreas, depending on its subcellular localization. cIAP2 overexpression is a frequent and early event in pancreatic cancer progression and could therefore potentially influence important pathophysiological aspects of PDAC, such as anoikis or chemoresistance
    Type of Publication: Journal article published
    PubMed ID: 16775116
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  • 2
    Keywords: CANCER ; CANCER CELLS ; CELLS ; EXPRESSION ; tumor ; CELL ; Germany ; human ; DISTINCT ; GENES ; HYBRIDIZATION ; PROTEIN ; SAMPLE ; SAMPLES ; transcription ; TISSUE ; TUMORS ; COMPLEX ; COMPLEXES ; primary ; renal ; colon ; RATS ; TISSUES ; CONTRAST ; DOWN-REGULATION ; BREAST ; BREAST-CANCER ; IDENTIFICATION ; IN-SITU ; immunohistochemistry ; MALIGNANCIES ; UP-REGULATION ; BRCA1 ; metastases ; CANCER-CELLS ; COLON-CANCER ; LOCALIZATION ; RT-PCR ; TRACT ; RECEPTORS ; pancreatic cancer ; chronic pancreatitis ; protein expression ; HUMAN TISSUES ; F ; in situ hybridization ; colon cancer ; TGF-BETA ; gastric cancer ; MAC30 ; PRIMARY TUMORS
    Abstract: Meningioma-associated protein, MAC30, is a protein with unknown function and cellular localization that is differentially expressed in certain malignancies. In the present study, the expression of MAC30 in a variety of normal and cancerous human gastrointestinal tissues, with special emphasis on pancreatic tissues was analyzed. Quantitative RT-PCR was utilized to compare MAC30 expression levels. In situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry were carried out to localize MAC30 mRNA and protein expression in normal and cancerous tissue samples of the esophagus, stomach, colon and pancreas. Furthermore, the effects of TGF-beta on the transcription of MAC30 mRNA were examined in pancreatic cancer cells. MAC30 mRNA was expressed in a wide variety of normal human tissues, being most abundant in testicular and gastric tissue samples. MAC30 mRNA levels were significantly increased in breast and colon cancer, but significantly decreased in pancreatic and renal cancer. TGF-beta down-regulated MAC30 mRNA levels in certain pancreatic cancer cells. MAC30 protein was localized in normal pancreatic tissues, mainly in acinar and islet cells, and in normal colon, gastric and esophageal tissues especially in the mucosal cells. MAC30 was strongly present in tubular complexes in pancreatic cancer tissues but weak to absent in pancreatic cancer cells of primary tumors and metastases. In contrast, esophageal, gastric and colon tumors displayed strong MAC30 immunoreactivity in the cancer cells. In conclusion, MAC30 is expressed in various normal and diseased human tissues. MAC30 up-regulation in certain tumors and down-regulation in others suggests that this protein plays a distinct role in human malignancies
    Type of Publication: Journal article published
    PubMed ID: 15375745
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  • 3
    Keywords: APOPTOSIS ; CANCER ; CANCER CELLS ; CELLS ; EXPRESSION ; GROWTH ; INVASION ; proliferation ; SURVIVAL ; tumor ; carcinoma ; CELL-PROLIFERATION ; Germany ; human ; FOLLOW-UP ; DISEASE ; liver ; PROTEIN ; MOLECULES ; TISSUE ; TUMORS ; TIME ; PATIENT ; MARKER ; DONOR ; prognosis ; TISSUES ; MOLECULE ; BREAST-CANCER ; GLYCOPROTEIN ; IDENTIFICATION ; MALIGNANCIES ; METASTASIS ; metastases ; PCR ; CANCER-CELLS ; ADHESION ; MIGRATION ; CANCER-PATIENTS ; adenocarcinoma ; LIVER METASTASES ; CANCER PATIENTS ; HEALTHY ; pancreatic cancer ; chronic pancreatitis ; SERUM ; ELISA ; MALIGNANCY ; RECOMBINANT ; PANCREATIC-CANCER ; TUMOR-GROWTH ; DUCTAL ADENOCARCINOMA ; INCREASE ; extracellular matrix ; REAL-TIME ; cell adhesion ; cell proliferation ; LEVEL ; OSTEOPONTIN ; SERUM-LEVELS ; downregulation ; function ; BLOCKADE ; IMMUNOHISTOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS ; INVASIVENESS ; lymph node ; LYMPH-NODE ; PLASMA OSTEOPONTIN ; restricting ; serum marker
    Abstract: Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma ( PDAC) is one of the most aggressive malignancies, with an overall 5-year survival rate of less than 5%. Invasive tumor growth and early metastasis are two important reasons for this dismal prognosis. Osteopontin ( OPN) is a secretory protein with a variety of functions, for example in cell adhesion and migration, inflammatory reaction and apoptosis. In this study the functional role of OPN in human pancreatic cancer and its potential use as a disease marker were analyzed. By real time quantitative PCR, there was a 2.2- fold and 1.6- fold increase of OPN mRNA in pancreatic cancers (n = 23) and chronic pancreatitis samples (n = 22), respectively, compared to normal pancreatic tissues (n = 20). Immunohistochemical analysis demonstrated OPN staining in 60% of the primary pancreatic tumors and in 72% of the lymph node and liver metastases. ELISA analysis of serum samples obtained from pancreatic cancer patients (n = 70), chronic pancreatitis patients (n = 12), and healthy donors (n = 20) showed a 1.6-fold increase in OPN serum levels in patients with tumors and a 1.9-fold increase in patients with chronic pancreatitis. Recombinant human OPN significantly increased the invasiveness of pancreatic cancer cells, without having any impact on cell proliferation. In addition, downregulation of OPN by specific siRNA molecules decreased pancreatic cancer cell invasion. In conclusion, OPN serum levels in pancreatic cancer and chronic pancreatitis patients are not significantly different, thereby restricting its role as a prognostic or follow-up marker. Our results do suggest, however, that blockade of OPN might be useful as a therapeutic approach to inhibit invasion and metastasis of pancreatic cancer cells
    Type of Publication: Journal article published
    PubMed ID: 15970685
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  • 4
    Keywords: CANCER ; CANCER CELLS ; CELLS ; EXPRESSION ; GROWTH ; tumor ; carcinoma ; FACTOR RECEPTOR ; Germany ; GENES ; HYBRIDIZATION ; microarray ; PROTEIN ; TISSUE ; MICE ; TIME ; PATIENT ; COMPLEX ; COMPLEXES ; DONOR ; DOMAIN ; TISSUES ; 5-FLUOROURACIL ; TRANSPORT ; IN-SITU ; LESIONS ; immunohistochemistry ; MALIGNANCIES ; ASSAY ; UP-REGULATION ; PROSTATE-CANCER ; NUDE-MICE ; chemotherapy ; CANCER-CELLS ; LOCALIZATION ; adenocarcinoma ; sensitivity ; CISPLATIN ; MICROARRAY ANALYSIS ; OVEREXPRESSION ; expression profiling ; microdissection ; pancreatic cancer ; REGULATOR ; chronic pancreatitis ; CELL-GROWTH ; in situ hybridization ; MALIGNANCY ; GEMCITABINE ; PANCREATIC-CANCER ; DUCTAL ADENOCARCINOMA ; INCREASE ; independent growth ; TRANSFECTION ; ENHANCED EXPRESSION ; LEVEL ; ASSAYS ; downregulation ; PROLIFERATIVE ACTIVITY ; CHLORIDE ; chloride channel ; COLO-357 CELLS ; DECREASED SURVIVAL ; NA+/K+-ATPASE ; TGF-BETA RESPONSIVENESS ; TGFP
    Abstract: The expression and localization of FXYD domain containing ion transport regulator 3 (FXYD3), a transmembrane protein that acts as a chloride channel or chloride channel regulator, was analyzed in pancreatic tissues derived from donors and patients suffering from chronic pancreatitis (CP) or pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) as well as in pancreatic cancer cells using QRT-PCR, laser-capture microdissection and microarray analysis, in situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry. FXYD3 antisense expressing T3M4 pancreatic cancer cells were generated and compared to control cells using anchorage-dependent and independent growth assays, and xenotransplantation into nude mice. FXYD3 mRNA levels were 3.4-fold increased in PDAC tissues compared to donor specimens (p = 0.006), and 3.9-fold increased in microdissected cancer cells compared to normal pancreatic ductal cells (p = 0.02). FXYD3 was localized in the tubular complexes and PanIN lesions of both CP and PDAC, as well as in pancreatic cancer cells. Downregulation of FXYD3 by stable antisense transfection increased significantly the doubling time of T3M4 pancreatic cancer cells from 44 +/- 2 hr to 55 +/- 12 hr (p = 0.02). Nude mice transplanted with antisense transfected cells displayed a significant increase in tumor doubling time from 3.3 days +/- 1.0 to 4.3 days +/- 0.43 (p = 0.058). Anchorage-independent growth and sensitivity to 5-fluorouracil, gemcitabine and cisplatin as well as to MgCl2 were not dependent on the level of FXYD3 expression. In conclusion, overexpression of FXYD3 in pancreatic cancer may contribute to the proliferative activity of this malignancy. (c) 2005 Wiley-Liss, Inc
    Type of Publication: Journal article published
    PubMed ID: 16003754
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  • 5
    Keywords: RECEPTOR ; CANCER ; CANCER CELLS ; EXPRESSION ; tumor ; Germany ; DISEASE ; GENE ; GENES ; GENOME ; PROTEIN ; RNA ; TUMORS ; IDENTIFICATION ; LESIONS ; immunohistochemistry ; MICROARRAY DATA ; expression profiling ; pancreatic cancer ; pancreatic carcinoma ; review ; PANCREATIC-CANCER ; DUCTAL ADENOCARCINOMA ; MEDIATED APOPTOSIS ; development ; CYSTIC LESIONS ; pancreatic tumor ; EXPERIMENT ANNOTATIONS ; Fas-activated serine/threonine kinase ; PAPILLARY MUCINOUS NEOPLASMS ; siRNA silencing
    Abstract: Aim: The diversity in the aggressiveness of cystic tumors of the pancreas - ranging from the usually benign serous cystadenoma to lesions of variable degrees of malignancy - was utilized for the identification of molecular factors that are involved in the occurrence of malignancy. Methods: We analyzed the transcript profiles of different cystic tumor types. The results were confirmed at the protein level by immunohistochemistry. Also, functional studies with siRNA silencing were performed. Results: Expression variations at the RNA and protein level were identified that are closely correlated with the degree of malignancy. Besides, all tumors could be classified effectively by this means. Many of the identified factors had not previously been known to be associated with malignant cystic lesions. siRNA silencing of the gene with the most prominent variation - the anti-apoptotic factor FASTK (Fas-activated serine/threonine kinase) - revealed a regulative effect on several genes known to be relevant to the development of tumors. Conclusion: By a molecular analysis of rare types of pancreatic cancer, which are less frequent in terms of disease, variations could be identified that could be critical for the regulation of malignancy and thus relevant to the treatment of also the majority of pancreatic tumors. Copyright (C) 2008 S. Karger AG, Basel and IAP
    Type of Publication: Journal article published
    PubMed ID: 19077453
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  • 6
    Keywords: CANCER ; CANCER CELLS ; EXPRESSION ; tumor ; IN-VIVO ; GENES ; PROTEIN ; DIFFERENTIAL EXPRESSION ; SPARC ; HUMAN PROSTATE ; TARGET GENES ; OSTEOPONTIN ; liver metastasis ; bone sialoprotein ; pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma ; osteonectin ; Hoxc8 ; HOMEOBOX GENE-EXPRESSION
    Abstract: BACKGROUND: The transcription factor HOXC8 regulates many genes involved in tumour progression. This study was to investigate the role of HOXC8 in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) growth and metastasis. METHODS: The Hoxc8 expression was determined in 15 PDAC cell lines and human specimens by RT-polymerase chain reaction and/or immunohistochemistry. The effects of HOXC8 silencing by RNA interference were investigated by functional tests. RESULTS: The Hoxc8 mRNA expression in PDAC cell lines was negatively related to their growth in vivo. Except for Suit2-007 cells, only those with low Hoxc8 mRNA expression grew in nude rats. Successful down-regulation of HOXC8 expression caused increased proliferation, migration (P 〈= 0.05) and colony formation (P 〈= 0.05) in Suit2-007, Panc-1 and MIA PaCa-2 PDAC cells, respectively. The Hoxc8 mRNA levels in diseased human pancreas tissues were significantly increased over normal in PDAC and autoimmune chronic pancreatitis specimens (P〈0.01, respectively), but negatively related to tumour stage (P = 0.09). In primary and metastatic tumour samples, immunohistochemical staining for HOXC8 was stronger in surrounding than in neoplastic tissues. Furthermore, grading of primary carcinomas was negatively associated with HOXC8 staining (P = 0.03). Liver metastases showed the lowest HOXC8 expression of all neoplastic lesions. CONCLUSION: These data indicate that HOXC8 expression is inversely related to PDAC progression and metastasis.
    Type of Publication: Journal article published
    PubMed ID: 21712827
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  • 7
    Keywords: ENVIRONMENT ; RECEPTOR ; ANGIOGENESIS ; CANCER ; CELLS ; ENDOTHELIAL-CELLS ; EXPRESSION ; GROWTH ; INHIBITOR ; tumor ; AGENTS ; CELL ; Germany ; human ; NETWORK ; RISK ; GENE ; GENES ; PROTEIN ; PROTEINS ; DRUG ; COMPONENTS ; MICE ; PATIENT ; knockout ; STAGE ; PROGRESSION ; DESIGN ; INDUCED APOPTOSIS ; METASTASIS ; COLORECTAL-CANCER ; COMPONENT ; cancer risk ; RECURRENCE ; COLON-CANCER ; CANCER-PATIENTS ; STRATEGIES ; REVEALS ; systems biology ; CANCER PATIENTS ; pancreatic cancer ; pancreatic carcinoma ; chronic pancreatitis ; ACQUIRED-RESISTANCE ; INHIBITORS ; signaling ; AGENT ; RE ; PANCREATIC-CANCER ; PATTERN ; TUMOR-GROWTH ; cancer therapy ; PANCREATITIS ; regulation ; antiangiogenic therapy ; LEVEL ; pancreatic ; USA ; DRUGS ; INCREASED RISK ; CANCER-RISK ; ENDOTHELIAL-CELL ; HOMEOSTASIS ; SPECIMENS ; peroxisome ; EGFR INHIBITORS ; GLUCOSYLCERAMIDE SYNTHASE ; homeostatic balance ; PPAR-DELTA
    Abstract: A shift of the angiogenic balance to the proangiogenic state, termed the "angiogenic switch," is a hallmark of cancer progression. Here we devise a strategy for identifying genetic participants of the angiogenic switch based on inverse regulation of genes in human endothelial cells in response to key endogenous pro- and antiangiogenic proteins. This approach reveals a global network pattern for vascular homeostasis connecting known angiogenesis-related genes with previously unknown signaling components. We also demonstrate that the angiogenic switch is governed by simultaneous regulations of multiple genes organized as transcriptional circuitries. In pancreatic cancer patients, we validate the transcriptome-derived switch of the identified "angiogenic network:" The angiogenic state in chronic pancreatitis specimens is intermediate between the normal (angiogenesis off) and neoplastic (angiogenesis on) condition, suggesting that aberrant proangiogenic environment contributes to the increased cancer risk in patients with chronic pancreatitis. In knockout experiments in mice, we show that the targeted removal of a hub node (peroxisome proliferative-activated receptor delta) of the angiogenic network markedly impairs angiogenesis and tumor growth. Further, in tumor patients, we show that peroxisome proliferative-activated receptor 8 expression levels are correlated with advanced pathological tumor stage, increased risk for tumor recurrence, and distant metastasis. Our results therefore also may contribute to the rational design of antiangiogenic cancer agents; whereas "narrow" targeted cancer drugs may fail to shift the robust angiogenic regulatory network toward antiangiogenesis, the network may be more vulnerable to multiple or broad-spectrum inhibitors or to the targeted removal of the identified angiogenic "hub" nodes
    Type of Publication: Journal article published
    PubMed ID: 17652168
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  • 8
    Keywords: APOPTOSIS ; CANCER ; CANCER CELLS ; CELLS ; EXPRESSION ; GROWTH ; radiotherapy ; carcinoma ; CELL ; Germany ; GENE ; GENES ; microarray ; PROTEIN ; transcription ; cell line ; MOLECULES ; TISSUE ; LINES ; COMPLEX ; COMPLEXES ; DNA ; TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR ; TISSUES ; CONTRAST ; CELL-LINES ; DOWN-REGULATION ; GROWTH-FACTOR RECEPTOR ; MOLECULE ; NUCLEI ; immunohistochemistry ; MICROARRAY DATA ; ASSAY ; UP-REGULATION ; METASTASIS ; colorectal cancer ; COLORECTAL-CANCER ; CELL-LINE ; chemotherapy ; LINE ; CANCER-CELLS ; LOCALIZATION ; adenocarcinoma ; KAPPA-B ; cell lines ; pancreatic cancer ; REGULATOR ; CELL-GROWTH ; ONCOLOGY ; PANCREATIC-CANCER ; DUCTAL ADENOCARCINOMA ; HUMAN-MELANOMA ; ARRAY ; GENE-TRANSCRIPTION ; LEVEL ; analysis ; pancreatic ; ASSAYS ; ATM ; USA ; colorectal ; GENOMIC STRUCTURE ; pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma ; CYTOPLASM ; ARRAY HYBRIDIZATION ; BTF3 ; EPHB2 ; HEPARANASE EXPRESSION
    Abstract: Basic transcription factor 3 (BTF3) acts as a transcription factor and modulator of apoptosis, and is differentially expressed in colorectal cancer and glioblastomas. In the present study, the expression of BTF3, as well as its role in apoptosis and gene transcription, was analyzed in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). QRT-PCR, immunohistochemistry, immunoblotting, and immunofluorescence analyses were carried out to investigate BTF3 mRNA/protein expression and localization. BTF3 silencing in pancreatic cancer cells was performed using specific siRNA molecules. Functional analyses were carried out using cell growth assays, apoptosis assays, and DNA array analysis. BTF3 and BTF3a exhibited 1.3-fold and 4.6-fold increased median mRNA levels in PDAC tissues, compared to normal pancreatic tissues. BTF3 localized mainly in the cytoplasm and nuclei of tubular complexes and pancreatic cancer cells. Pancreatic cancer cell lines expressed the mRNA and protein of BTF3a (27 kDa) and BTF3b (22 kDa) isoforms. BTF3 silencing using specific siRNA molecules did not influence apoptosis induced by chemotherapy or radiotherapy. In contrast, BTF3 silencing resulted in down-regulation of several cancer-associated genes, including EPHB2, ABL2, HPSE2 and ATM, and up-regulation of KRAG, RRAS2, NFk-B, MRVI1, MADCAM1 and others. In conclusion, BTF3 is overexpressed in PDAC, where it acts as a transcriptional regulator rather than a direct modulator of apoptosis
    Type of Publication: Journal article published
    PubMed ID: 17312387
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  • 9
    Keywords: CANCER ; EXPRESSION ; SURVIVAL ; tumor ; CELL ; PROTEIN ; TUMORS ; PATIENT ; prognosis ; ANTIGEN ; TARGET ; IDENTIFICATION ; METASTASIS ; colorectal cancer ; COLORECTAL-CANCER ; metastases ; p53 ; SWEDEN ; COLORECTAL CANCERS ; CANCER-PATIENTS ; CANCER PATIENTS ; OVEREXPRESSION ; ONCOLOGY ; PRIMARY TUMORS ; development ; NUCLEAR ; CANCERS ; VARIABLES ; survival rate ; colorectal ; LEGUMAIN ; MAC30 expression
    Abstract: MAC30 is highly expressed in several types of tumors including colorectal cancers, however, its clinicopathological and biological significance in colorectal cancers is currently not known. The aim of our study was to investigate MAC30 expression in distant normal mucosa, adjacent normal mucosa, primary tumors and metastases of colorectal cancer, and to determine the relationship between MAC30 expression and clinicopathological and biological variables. MAC30 expression was immunohistochemically examined in distant normal mucosa (n=54), adjacent normal mucosa (n=123), primary tumors (n=217) and lymph node metastases (n=56) from colorectal cancer patients. MAC30 cytoplasmic expression was increased from distant normal mucosa to primary tumor and to metastasis (p 〈 0.0001-0.04). Furthermore, 40% primary and 37% metastatic tumors showed stronger cytoplasmic expression of MAC30 at the tumor invasive margins compared to inner tumor areas. Strong cytoplasmic expression of MAC30 in the metastasis was related to a poor prognosis (p=0.04). MAC30 cytoplasmic expression was positively related to expression of proliferating cell nuclear antigen (p=0.04), p53 (p=0.04), nucleoporin 88 (p=0.001), legumain (p=0.004) and particularly interesting new cysteine-histidine rich protein (p=0.004). However, MAC30 expression in the nucleus and stroma did not have any clinicopathological and biological significance (p 〉 0.05). In conclusion, MAC30 protein may play a role in development of colorectal cancer, and can be considered as a prognostic factor
    Type of Publication: Journal article published
    PubMed ID: 17143516
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  • 10
    Keywords: CANCER ; CELLS ; EXPRESSION ; proliferation ; SURVIVAL ; GENES ; PROTEIN ; TUMORS ; ANTIGEN ; immunohistochemistry ; colorectal cancer ; COLORECTAL-CANCER ; PROSTATE-CANCER ; chemotherapy ; p53 ; SWEDEN ; adenocarcinoma ; OVEREXPRESSION ; Ras ; ONCOLOGY ; FXYD3 ; MAT-8
    Abstract: Background: FXYD3 is up-/down-regulated in different types of cancers. We examined FXYD3 expression in colorectal cancers and its relationship to biological and clinicopathological variables. Patients and Methods: Expression of FXYD3 protein was immunohistochemically examined in distant normal mucosa (n = 34), adjacent normal mucosa (n = 72), primary tumour (n = 150) and lymph node metastasis (n = 35) from colorectal cancer patients. Results: FXYD3 was highly expressed in primary tumour compared to adjacent normal mucosa (p = 0.02). FXYD3 was or tended to be positively related to the expression of ras (p = 0.02), p53 (p = 0.06), legumain (p = 0.02) and proliferating cell nuclear antigen (p = 0.03). Moreover, there was a higher frequency of strong FXYD3 expression in Dukes A-C tumours than in D tumours (p = 0.04). The strong FXYD3 expression tended to predict worse survival in the patients with Dukes A + B tumour (p = 0.07), while there was no such tendency in the patients with Dukes C + D tumour (p = 0.94). The tumours located in the colon had a higher degree of FXYD3 expression than the tumours located in the rectum (p = 0.05). Conclusion: The FXYD3 was associated with certain biological variables and may be involved in the development of the relative earlier stages of colorectal cancers.
    Type of Publication: Journal article published
    PubMed ID: 19955746
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