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Increased MMP-21 expression is associated with poor overall survival of patients with gastric cancer.
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PMID:  23275114     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Matrix metalloproteinase-21 (MMP-21) has been shown to enhance tumor invasion and metastasis ability in some solid tumors. In the present study, we investigated the expression of MMP-21 as well as its association with overall survival of gastric cancer patients. MMP-21 expression was investigated in 296 cases of gastric cancer by immunohistochemistry assay. Statistical analysis was utilized to evaluate the association of MMP-21 expression with overall survival of patients. MMP-21 expression was proved to be increased in gastric cancer compared with that in normal tissues (P < 0.05). It was also proved MMP-21 expression was associated with tumor invasion, metastasis and TNM stage (P < 0.001). MMP-21 expression was showed to be associated with overall survival of gastric cancer patients for patients with tumor of higher MMP-21 expression tend to have worse overall survival (P < 0.001). Multivariate analysis proved MMP-21 to be an independent prognostic factor for overall survival of gastric cancer patients (P < 0.001). These results suggested the potential role of MMP-21 in progression of human gastric cancer. It might also be a novel molecular marker to predict overall survival of patients with gastric cancer.
Tao Wu; Yi Li; Jianguo Lu; Qing Qiao; Guoqiang Bao; Nan Wang; Xianli He; Xilin Du
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical oncology (Northwood, London, England)     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1559-131X     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. Oncol.     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9435512     Medline TA:  Med Oncol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  323     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of General Surgery, Tangdu Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi'an, 710032, Shaanxi, China.
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