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Mol Cell Biochem. 2013 Apr;376(1-2):73-9. doi: 10.1007/s11010-012-1550-1. Epub 2013 Jan 1.

Expression of c-Src and phospho-Src in epithelial ovarian carcinoma.

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Department of Gynecology, State Key Laboratory of Oncology in South China, Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center, Guangzhou, Guangdong, People's Republic of China.

Abstract

Abnormal c-Src expression and activation has been observed in a number of tumors. To determine the therapeutic potential of Src inhibitors for ovarian cancer patients, this study aimed to explore the expression patterns of c-Src and phospho-Src in epithelial ovarian cancer. A total of 82 patients with epithelial ovarian cancer treated at Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center from January 1999 to December 2005 were enrolled along with 25 patients with benign ovarian lesions; 20 normal ovarian tissues served as controls. Expression of c-Src and phospho-Src (Tyr416) was examined using immunohistochemistry. Survival analyses were performed using Kaplan-Meier curves. As compared to the control group, a significantly greater proportion of ovarian cancer tissues were positive for c-Src and phospho-Src expression (P < 0.001). c-Src expression was associated with age, while phospho-Src expression was significantly associated with age, FIGO stage, histology grade, and residual tumor size after surgery (all P < 0.05). The mean survival time was associated with phospho-Src expression, but not with c-Src expression. The mean survival times of patients with phospho-Src-positive tumors were significantly greater than those with phospho-Src-negative tumors (87.4 months, 95 % CI = 74.3-100.5 months and 91.5 months, 95 % CI = 84.7-98.2 months, respectively; P = 0.013). The increased c-Src expression and activation in epithelial ovarian cancer suggests that ovarian cancer patients may benefit from tyrosine kinase inhibitors such as Dasatinib. Activation of c-Src through phosphorylation at Tyr416 may play a role in the early stages of ovarian cancer development, and evaluation of its expression may be a useful prognostic marker of epithelial ovarian cancer.

PMID:
23277333
DOI:
10.1007/s11010-012-1550-1
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