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Upregulated ataxia-telangiectasia group D complementing gene correlates with poor prognosis in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.
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PMID:  23020249     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The ataxia-telangiectasia group D complementing gene (ATDC) plays significant roles in various human cancers. However, the clinical significance of ATDC in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) has not been investigated. The ATDC messenger RNA level of 40 paired ESCC and nonneoplastic tissues were evaluated using quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction, 10 pairs of which were also used for Western blot analysis. In addition, immunohistochemical staining was performed to detect the ATDC expression in 118 paraffin-embedded cancerous and matched nonneoplastic tissues, and the correlation of ATDC expression with the clinicopathological parameters and prognosis of the ESCC patients was analyzed. The quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction, immunohistochemical staining, and Western blot results demonstrated that the expression level of ATDC was significantly higher in ESCC tissue than in matched noncancerous tissues. Both ATDC messenger RNA and protein expression in the ESCC tissue were significantly correlated with tumor differentiation, stage, and lymph node metastasis. However, there was no significant difference in ATDC expression based on patient age or gender. Moreover, the results of both univariate and multivariate analyses showed that increased ATDC expression was correlated with a shorter 5-year survival time for ESCC patients after surgery. We concluded that increased ATDC expression is associated with poor clinical outcomes and that this marker might be a useful indicator for prognosis and a promising target for therapy in ESCC patients.
W Lai; J Zhao; C Zhang; D Cui; J Lin; Y He; H Zheng; X Wu; M Yang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diseases of the esophagus : official journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus / I.S.D.E     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1442-2050     ISO Abbreviation:  Dis. Esophagus     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8809160     Medline TA:  Dis Esophagus     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 Copyright the Authors. Journal compilation © 2012, Wiley Periodicals, Inc. and the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus.
Department of Rheumatology, The Southern Medical University, Guangzhou.
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