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GLUT-1 expression in pancreatic neoplasia: implications in pathogenesis, diagnosis, and prognosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21206329     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: GLUT-1 has been found to have an important role in the upregulation of various cellular pathways and implicated in neoplastic transformation correlating with biological behavior in malignancies. However, literature regarding the significance of GLUT-1 expression in pancreatic neoplasia has been limited and controversial.
METHODS: Immunohistochemical expression of GLUT-1 was tested in a variety of pancreatic neoplasia including ductal adenocarcinomas (DAs), pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasms (PanINs), intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs), and serous cystadenomas.
RESULTS: There was a progressive increase in the expression of GLUT-1 from low- to higher-grade dysplastic lesions: All higher-grade PanINs/IPMNs (the ones with moderate/high-grade dysplasia) revealed noticeable GLUT-1 expression. Among the 94 DAs analyzed, there were minimal/moderate expression in 46 and significant expression in 24 DAs. However, all 4 clear-cell variants of DAs revealed significant GLUT-1 immunolabeling, as did areas of clear-cell change seen in other DAs. Moreover, all 12 serous cystadenomas expressed significant GLUT-1. GLUT-1 expression was also directly correlated with DA histological grade (P = 0.016) and tumor size (P = 0.03).
CONCLUSIONS: GLUT-1 may give rise to the distinctive clear-cell appearance of these tumors by inducing the accumulation of glycogen in the cytoplasm. Additionally, because GLUT-1 expression was related to histological grade and tumor size of DA, further studies are warranted to investigate the association of GLUT-1 with prognosis and tumor progression.
Olca Basturk; Rajendra Singh; Ecmel Kaygusuz; Serdar Balci; Nevra Dursun; Nil Culhaci; N Volkan Adsay
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pancreas     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1536-4828     ISO Abbreviation:  Pancreas     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-11     Completed Date:  2011-08-17     Revised Date:  2014-01-01    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8608542     Medline TA:  Pancreas     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  187-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Carcinoma in Situ / chemistry
Carcinoma, Pancreatic Ductal / chemistry
Carcinoma, Papillary / chemistry
Chi-Square Distribution
Cystadenoma, Serous / chemistry
Glucose Transporter Type 1 / analysis*
Kaplan-Meier Estimate
Neoplasm Invasiveness
Neoplasm Staging
Neoplasms, Cystic, Mucinous, and Serous / chemistry
Pancreatic Neoplasms / chemistry*,  diagnosis,  mortality,  pathology,  therapy
Predictive Value of Tests
Proportional Hazards Models
Risk Assessment
Risk Factors
Tumor Markers, Biological / analysis*
United States
Grant Support
CA101936/CA/NCI NIH HHS; P20 CA101936/CA/NCI NIH HHS; P20 CA101936-05/CA/NCI NIH HHS
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Glucose Transporter Type 1; 0/SLC2A1 protein, human; 0/Tumor Markers, Biological

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