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Lipids Health Dis. 2015 Jul 15;14:72. doi: 10.1186/s12944-015-0071-9.

Plasma levels of lysophosphatidic acid in ovarian cancer versus controls: a meta-analysis.

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1
Department of Gynaecology, the First Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, 130041, China. liyiyang85@126.com.
2
Center for Reproductive Medicine, Renji Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China. zhangwenchao0830@126.com.
3
Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, the Second Hospital of Jilin University, Ziqiang Street NO. 218, Nanguan District, Changchun, 130041, People's Republic of China. zhangjialingzjl85@126.com.
4
Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, the Second Hospital of Jilin University, Ziqiang Street NO. 218, Nanguan District, Changchun, 130041, People's Republic of China. zhengchangjun85@126.com.
5
Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, the Second Hospital of Jilin University, Ziqiang Street NO. 218, Nanguan District, Changchun, 130041, People's Republic of China. zhuhezh85@126.com.
6
Deparment of Pathology and Pathophysiology, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Changchun, 130021, China. yuhuimei0413@163.com.
7
Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, the Second Hospital of Jilin University, Ziqiang Street NO. 218, Nanguan District, Changchun, 130041, People's Republic of China. fanlimeiflm85@126.com.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

In this study, using a meta-analysis approach, we examined the correlation between serum levels of lysophosphastidic acid (LPA) and ovarian cancer (OC).

METHODS:

Relevant published studies were identified from multiple scientific literature databases by using a pre-determined electronic and manual search strategy. The search results were screened through a multi-step process to select high-quality case-control studies suitable for the present meta-analysis. Mean values and standardized mean differences (SMD) were calculated for plasma LPA levels. Two investigators independently extracted the data from the studies and performed data analysis using STATA software version 12.0 (Stata Corp, College Station, TX, USA).

RESULTS:

Nineteen case-control studies met our selection criteria and contained a total of 980 OC patients, 872 benign controls and 668 healthy controls. Our meta-analysis results revealed that the plasma levels of LPA in OC patients were significantly higher than benign controls (SMD = 2.36, 95% CI: 1.61-3.10, P < 0.001) and healthy controls (SMD = 2.32, 95% CI: 1.77-2.87, P < 0.001). Subgroup analysis by ethnicity showed that the plasma LPA levels in OC patients were significantly higher than the benign controls only in Asian populations (SMD = 2.52, 95% CI: 1.79-3.25, P < 0.001). However, a comparison between healthy controls and OC patients revealed that, in both Asians and Caucasians, the OC patients displayed significantly higher plasma LPA levels compared to healthy controls (all P < 0.05).

CONCLUSION:

Our meta-analysis showed strong evidence that a significantly higher plasma LPA levels are present in OC patients, compared to benign controls and healthy controls, and plasma LPA levels may be used as a biomarker or target of OC.

PMID:
26174150
PMCID:
PMC4501043
DOI:
10.1186/s12944-015-0071-9
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