RAB27A and RAB27B Expression May Predict Lymph Node Metastasis and Survival in Patients With Gastric Canceropen access
- An, Hyo Jung; Lee, Jong Sil; Yang, Jung Wook; Kim, Min Hye; Na, Ji Min; Song, Dae Hyun
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- INT INST ANTICANCER RESEARCH
- & nbsp; RAB27A; RAB27B; lymph node metastasis; gastric cancer
- CANCER GENOMICS & PROTEOMICS, v.19, no.5, pp.606 - 613
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- CANCER GENOMICS & PROTEOMICS
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- Background/Aim: RAB27A and RAB27B are involved in exosome secretion. To date, there have been many attempts to elucidate the roles of RAB27A and RAB27B in the prognosis of various cancer types. The association of RAB27A and RAB27B expression with the clinical and pathological features was evaluated in patients with stomach cancer. Materials and Methods: A total of 360 patients who had undergone surgery for stomach cancer between January 1999 and December 2007 at Gyeongsang National University were enrolled in the study. Disease-free survival (DFS) and disease-specific survival (DSS) were compared according to immunohistochemistry of tumor samples. RAB27A and RAB27B mRNA and protein were also extracted from four stomach cancer cell lines using quantitative polymerase chain reaction and western blotting. Results: Strong nuclear RAB27A expression in tumor samples was statistically significantly correlated with lymph node metastasis. Cytoplasmic RAB27B expression was related to poor disease-free survival and its combined cytoplasmic and membranous expression was related to disease-specific survival of patients with different histopathological types of stomach cancer. High RAB27A expression and high RAB27B expression was found in four stomach cancer cell blocks. Among the four cell lines, NCI -N87 exhibited the lowest relative mRNA density and HS746T exhibited the highest relative protein density for both RAB27A and RAB27B. Conclusion: RAB27A and RAB27B expression may help predict lymph node metastasis and survival of patients with gastric cancer.
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