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Low Expression of PAI-2 as a Novel Marker of Portal Vein Tumor Thrombosis and Poor Prognosis in Hepatocellular Carcinoma.
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PMID:  23188538     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI)-2 was previously shown to be less frequently expressed in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The present study was designed to investigate the clinical, pathological, and prognostic significance of PAI-2 expression in HCC. METHODS: Expression of PAI-2 was detected immunohistochemically for specimens from 78 patients with HCC after hepatic resection and correlated with clinicopathological features and patient survival. Risk factors of portal vein tumor thrombosis (PVTT) were also analyzed. RESULTS: Positive PAI-2 staining was observed in tumor and non-tumor tissues from 21 (26.9 %) and 56 (71.8 %) patients, respectively. Plasminogen activator inhibitor-2 negativity in tumor tissues was significantly associated with PVTT, with a high sensitivity not only in univariate analysis but also in multivariate analysis. In addition, positive PAI-2 staining was related to smaller tumor size and prolonged patient survival. The Cox regression model identified intratumoral PAI-2 staining as an independent prognosticator in patients with HCC after resection. CONCLUSIONS: Our data demonstrated that low expression of PAI-2 serves as a novel marker of PVTT and poor prognosis in HCC.
Li Zhou; Ye Jin; Quan-Cai Cui; Ke-Min Jin; Wei-Xun Zhou; Bao-Cai Xing
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-2323     ISO Abbreviation:  World J Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7704052     Medline TA:  World J Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of General Surgery, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences/Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, 100730, China.
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