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Zhonghua Bing Li Xue Za Zhi. 2008 Dec;37(12):815-21.

[Relationship of cysteine-rich protein 61 and NF-kappaB expression with metastasis and prognosis of gastric carcinoma].

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Department of Pathology, Zhejiang Provincial People's Hospital, Hangzhou 310014, China.



To investigate the expression of cysteine-rich protein 61 (Cyr61) and NF-kappaB in gastric carcinoma and its correlation with the clinicopathologic features and survival time.


RT-PCR was used to validate and detect expression of Cyr61 mRNA in 53 gastric carcinoma specimens and 11 non-tumor gastric mucosa samples. Cyr61 and NF-kappaB protein levels expressed were detected using immunohistochemistry in 99 gastric carcinoma specimens and 25 non-tumor gastric mucosa samples.


RT-PCR demonstrated that expression of Cyr61 mRNA was higher in the primary carcinoma (84.6%, 22/26) and the metastatic foci (88.9%, 24/27) than in the non-tumor control samples (5/11; P < 0.05, respectively). Cyr61 gene mRNA expression levels were (2.76 +/- 5.50) x 10(-5), (14.61 +/- 20.64) x 10(-5), and (18.46 +/- 26.38) x 10(-5) by 2(-DeltaCt) in the control mucosa samples, primary carcinomas and metastatic tissues respectively. The level was higher in the primary carcinomas and metastatic tissues than that of the non-tumor gastric mucosa (P < 0.05, respectively); however, there was no significant difference between the metastatic tissues and the primary carcinomas (P > 0.05). Immunohistochemistry revealed that of the 99 cases, there was a high expression of Cyr61 and NF-kappaB protein, 56.6% (56/99) and 55.6% (55/99) respectively. There was correlation of Cyr61 and NF-kappaB protein expressions with the depth of tumor and vascular invasion, as well as the development of lymph node metastasis, and TNM staging (P < 0.05, respectively), besides, the expression of NF-kappaB also correlated with the tumor diameter (P < 0.05). Cyr61 expression was positively correlated with NF-kappaB expression in gastric carcinoma (P < 0.05); the mean survival time in cases with a high expression level of Cyr61 and NF-kappaB protein was significantly shorter than those with a low expression level (P < 0.05).


Expression of Cyr61 and NF-kappaB closely correlated with invasion and metastasis of gastric carcinoma. They may be considered as the biologic behavior indicators for gastric carcinoma.

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