Asian Science Citation Index is committed to provide an authoritative, trusted and significant information by the coverage of the most important and influential journals to meet the needs of the global scientific community.  
ASCI Database
308-Lasani Town,
Sargodha Road,
Faisalabad, Pakistan
Fax: +92-41-8815544
Contact Via Web
Suggest a Journal
Biomarkers
Year: 2010  |  Volume: 15  |  Issue: 1  |  Page No.: 39 - 46

Expression of angiopoietin-like 4 and tenascin C but not cathepsin C mRNA predicts prognosis of oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma

Zhuomin Wang, Bo Han, Zhuang Zhang, Jian Pan and Hui Xia    

Abstract: Analysis of gene expression using RNA from the paraffin-embedded tissues is becoming an important way to study cancer pathogenesis. In this article, total RNA was extracted from tissue of 158 cases of paraffin-embedded tongue cancer, and expression of angiopoietin-like 4, tenascin-C and cathepsin-C were detected by real-time reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). Our results demonstrated that high expression level of angiopoietin-like 4 or tenascin-C was predictive of poor prognosis of tongue cancer patients (p=0.024 and p=0.011, respectively), especially when expression levels of both genes were concomitantly high (p=0.001). Additionally, high expression of angiopoietin-like 4 and tenascin-C, or concomitant high expression of angiopoietin-like 4 and tenascin-C were independent prognostic factors of poor survival in patients with tongue cancer. These results suggest that the improved method of RNA extraction is suitable for analysing gene expression of paraffin-embedded solid tumours. Angiopoietin-like 4 and tenascin-C, especially the combination of angiopoietin-like 4 and tenascin-C, are useful for predicting the prognosis of the patients with tongue cancer, independent of lymph node metastasis status.

View Fulltext    |   Related Articles   |   Back
   
 
 
 
  Related Articles

No Article Found
 
 
 
Copyright   |   Desclaimer   |    Privacy Policy   |   Browsers   |   Accessibility