Expression of ΔNp73 in human NSCLC and clinical implication

Zhongguo fei ai za zhi = Chinese journal of lung cancer
Yong HeZhiqiang Xue


ΔNp73 is an isoform of the p53 homologue p73, which lacks an NH₂-terminal transactivation domain and antagonizes the induction of gene expression by p53 and p73. The aim of this study is to investigate the expression of ΔNp73 mRNA in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and to analyse its relations with clinicopathologic factors and prognosis. Semiquantitative reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) was used to detect the expression of ΔNp73 mRNA in 40 resected NSCLC specimens with the neighboring noncancerous tissue. The significance of ΔNp73 mRNA expression was analyzed statistically. ΔNp73 mRNA was highly expressed in lung cancer tissues (62.7%, 32/51) while negative in neighboring noncancerous tissue. The expression of ΔNp73 mRNA was associated with pathological TNM stage (P=0.046), but not associated with age, gender, histological type and differentiation status. Survival of patients with high ΔNp73 mRNA was significantly poorer than those with low ΔNp73 mRNA levels (P < 0.001). Multivariate analysis revealed that ΔNp73 mRNA levels were a significant prognostic factor, independent of the other conventional prognostic factors. NSCLC has overexpression of ΔNp73 mRNA, which is closely related to TNM stages and ...Continue Reading

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