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World J Gastroenterol. 2005 Oct 21;11(39):6202-7.

Expression of serine protease SNC19/matriptase and its inhibitor hepatocyte growth factor activator inhibitor type 1 in normal and malignant tissues of gastrointestinal tract.

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  • 1Clinical Research Institute, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, Zhejiang University, 3 East Qingchun Road, Hangzhou 310016, Zhejiang Province, China.

Abstract

AIM:

To provide the expression profile of serine protease SNC19/matriptase and its inhibitor hepatocyte growth factor activator inhibitor type 1 (HAI-1) in normal and malignant tissues of gastrointestinal tract at mRNA level for further study on their correlations with tumor progression and metastasis.

METHODS:

Total RNAs were prepared from 37 samples of colorectal cancer tissues, 40 samples of gastric cancer tissues, and their adjacent normal tissues. The expression of SNC19/matriptase and HAI-1 in these samples was detected by real-time fluorescent quantitative PCR using glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase as internal standard, and the clinical significance for the correlation with clinicopathological parameters was evaluated.

RESULTS:

In gastric cancer tissues the expression of HAI-1 and SNC19/matriptase was significantly lower than that in the corresponding adjacent normal tissues (Z = -3.280, P = 0.006; Z = -4.651, P = 0.000). HAI-1:SNC19/matriptase ratio showed no difference between normal and malignant tissues (P>0.05). Analysis of clinicopathological parameters showed decreased expression of HAI-1 and HAI-1:SNC19/matriptase ratio associated with stage III/IV gastric tumors as compared to stage I/II ones (Z = -2.140, P = 0.031; Z = -2.155, P = 0.031), and with lymph node-positive gastric cancer tissues as compared to lymph node-negative ones (Z = -2.081, P = 0.036; Z = -2.686, P = 0.006). The expression of SNC19/matriptase had no relationship with stages and lymph node metastasis (P>0.05). The expression of HAI-1 and HAI-1:SNC19/matriptase ratio increased in well-differentiated gastric cancer tissues, but there was no statistical significance (P>0.05). The difference of SNC19/matriptase expression was not significant in gastric cancer tissues of different histological differentiation status (P>0.05). In colorectal cancer tissues, the expression of HAI-1 and SNC19/matriptase was also markedly lower than that in their adjacent normal tissues (Z = -3.100, P = 0.002; Z = -2.731, P = 0.006), whereas HAI-1:SNC19/matriptase ratio showed no difference. Decreased expression of HAI-1 was associated with increased invasive depth and lymph node metastasis, but there was no statistical significance (P>0.05). The difference of SNC19/matriptase expression and HAI-1:SNC19/matriptase ratio was not significant in different stages and different lymph node metastasis status (P>0.05). The expression of SNC19/matriptase, HAI-1 or HAI-1:SNC19/martiptase ratio showed no difference in colorectal cancer tissues of different histological differentiation status (P>0.05).

CONCLUSION:

The expressions of SNC19/matriptase and its inhibitor HAI-1 are decreased in gastrointestinal cancer tissues compared to their normal counterparts, and the decreased expression of HAI-1 may correlate with invasion and lymph node metastasis. The possible mechanisms involved need to be further investigated.

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