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Authors
Keywords
gastric carcinoma
prognosis
RhoA
ROCK-1
Abstract
A small GTPase Rho protein and an effector ROCK have significant roles in cancer adhsion, metastasis, invasion, angiogenesis and cell mortality. We investigated the expressions of RhoA protein and ROCK-1 protein in 100 patients with macroscopically T3/T4 gastric cancer immunohistochemically. The expression of RhoA was detected in gastric cancer specimens from 39 patients and that of ROCK-1 in specimens from 30 patients. The clinicopathological characteristics of 21 tumors with co-expression of RhoA and ROCK-1 proteins (Rho/ROCK ON) were compared with those of the 79 remaining tumors (Rho/ROCK OFF). The percentage of lymph node metastasis positive cases in the Rho/ROCK ON group (81%) was higher than that in the Rho/ROCK OFF group (66%), but the difference was not significant (P = 0.183). However, the prognosis of the 21 patients with Rho/ROCK ON was significantly poorer than that of the 79 with Rho/ROCK OFF (P = 0.006). Our results indicate that the evaluation of the protein expression of RhoA and ROCK-1 is useful for predicting the prognosis in patients with T3/T4 gastric cancer.
Publisher
Tottori University Faculty of Medicine
Content Type
Journal Article
ISSN・ISBN
1346-8049
NCID
AA00892882
Journal Title
Yonago Acta medica
Current Journal Title
Yonago Acta medica
Volume
50
Issue
1
Start Page
9
End Page
15
Published Date
2007-03
Text Version
Publisher
Rights
Yonago Acta medica 編集委員会
Citation
Yonago Acta medica. 2007, 50(1), 9-15
Department
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Medical Sciences/University Hospital
Language
English