Expression and Prognostic Examination of Heat Shock Proteins (HSP 27, HSP 70, and HSP 90) in Medulloblastoma

Hauser, Péter and Hanzély, Zoltán and Jakab, Zsuzsanna and Oláh, Lászlóné and Malét-Szabó, Erika and Jeney, András and Schuler, Dezső and Fekete, György and Bognár, László and Garami, Miklós (2006) Expression and Prognostic Examination of Heat Shock Proteins (HSP 27, HSP 70, and HSP 90) in Medulloblastoma. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 28 (7). pp. 461-466. ISSN 1077-4114 (print), 1536-3678 (online)

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Expression of heat shock proteins (HSPs) is of prognostic significance in several tumor types. HSP expression levels were determined in medulloblastomas and tested whether HSPs expression was associated with prognostic parameters. Expression of antiapoptotic HSP 27, HSP 70, and HSP 90 was investigated by immunohistochemistry, on paraffin-embedded sections from 65 patients. Expression of HSPs was validated on internal vascular controls and by Western blotting analysis. Sample evaluation was based on the estimated percentage of HSP positive tumor cells. For survival analysis Kaplan-Meier method, for statistical analysis χ2 test, univariate analysis, and log rank test were applied. Expression of HSPs varied in medulloblastomas. On the basis of the average expression rate of HSPs, at HSP 27 and HSP 90 with a 10% cut off, and at HSP 70 with a 70% cut off 2 groups were created. The amount of expression of any of the HSP types was not significantly associated with known prognostic factors (age of patient, extent of resection, presence of metastasis) and histologic subtype. After an average follow-up period of 4.30 years, no significant difference was observed in survival depending on the expression of HSP 27 or HSP 70 or HSP 90. The high expression of HSPs indicates that these proteins are potential therapeutic targets.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine / orvostudomány > RC Internal medicine / belgyógyászat > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer) / daganatok, tumorok, onkológia
R Medicine / orvostudomány > RZ Other systems of medicine / orvostudomány egyéb területei
Depositing User: Erika Bilicsi
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2013 15:15
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2013 15:15

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