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World J Gastroenterol. 2010 Feb 7;16(5):571-7.

Significance and relationship between Cripto-1 and p-STAT3 expression in gastric cancer and precancerous lesions.

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  • 1The Fourth Laboratory of Cancer Institute, Department of Tumor Pathology of General Surgery Institute, the First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang 110001, Liaoning Province, China.

Abstract

AIM:

To explore the relationship between Cripto-1 (CR-1) and tyrosine phosphorylation STAT3 (p-STAT3) expressions in gastric cancer (GC) and gastric carcinogensis and metastasis.

METHODS:

The PV9000 immunohistochemical method was used to detect the expression of CR-1 and p-STAT3 in 178 cases of GC, 95 matched normal gastric mucosa, 40 chronic atrophic gastritis (CAG), 48 intestinal metaplasia (IM) and 25 dysplasia (DYS).

RESULTS:

The positive rates of CR-1 and p-STAT3 expression were significantly higher in CAG (65.0% and 60.0%), in IM (83.3% and 77.1%), DYS (80.0% and 68%) and GC (71.3% and 60.1%) than in normal gastric mucosa (43.2% and 41.1%, P < 0.05), respectively. The expressions of CR-1 and p-STAT3 (78.3% and 66.7%) were significantly higher in GC with lymph node metastasis than in those without metastasis (53.1% and 42.9%, P < 0.05). CR-1 expression was also related to histological and Lauren's types of GC (P < 0.001). Furthermore, there was positive relationship between CR-1 and p-STAT3 expressions in GC (r(k) = 0.189, P = 0.002).

CONCLUSION:

The up-regulation of CR-1 and p-STAT3 may play important roles in gastric carcinogenesis and lymph node metastasis. CR-1 and p-STAT3 expression in GC was positively correlated, and the relevant molecular mechanism requires further investigations.

PMID:
20128024
PMCID:
PMC2816268
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