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Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2011 Jan 4;91(1):56-8.

[Comparison of MGMT and ERCCâ‚‚ expression in temozolomide for the treatment of malignant glioma drug resistance and their genetic relationship].

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Department of Neurosurgery, Second Affiliated Hospital, Harbin Medical University, Harbin 150086, China.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To study the impact of two human glioma tissue resistance genes MGMT and ERCC(2) on the temozolomide-based treatment of malignant gliomas and detect the relationship of their expressions.

METHODS:

A total of 58 malignant glioma patients aged 19 - 68 years old receiving a chemotherapy of temozolomide were followed up and classified as non-sensitive group (n = 30) and sensitive group (n = 28). Immunohistochemistry was employed to detect the expression rates of MGMT and ERCC(2). And the correlation between the expressions of two genes was analyzed by immunohistochemistry and RT-PCR (reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction).

RESULTS:

The expression rates of MGMT and ERCC(2) were 10.71% and 3.57% in the sensitive group and 63.33% and 56.67% in the non-sensitive group. It had an obvious correlation with the expressions of MEGT and ERCC(2) through an analysis of immunohistochemistry and RT-PCR (both P < 0.01).

CONCLUSION:

The expressions of MGMT and ERCC(2) in the sensitive group are markedly lower than those in the non-sensitive group. The expression of two genes may be related to tumor prognosis. Maybe these two genes have an intrinsic link between their expressions. Both participate in the repair of cellular DNA damage and the formation of tumor drug resistance. And the prognosis has obvious relevance.

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21418965
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