[Expression of VEGF and its significance in primary diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of the female genital system].
ABSTRACT To investigate the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and its significance in primary diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of the female genital system.
VEGF mRNA and expression of VEGF protein were detected by real-time fluorescence quantitative PCR method and immunohistochemistry, respecitvely. Microvessel density (MVD) was obtained after staining of microvessels using CD34 antibody. The relationship between the expression of VEGF and MVD, clinical features and prognosis of primary diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of the female genital system patients were analyzed.
(1) Over expression of VEGF mRNA was found in 17/20 (85.0%) by real-time fluorescence quantitative PCR method and the tumor cells expressed VEGF protein in 48/56 (85.7%) by immunohistochemistry; (2) The expression of VEGF was positively correlated to the MVD of the tumor (r = 0.76, P = 0.0170); (VEGF expression was correlated to clinical stages, B symptom and the serum level of lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) (r = 0.77, P = 0.044; r = 0.58, P = 0.023; r = 0.69, P = 0.017); (4) Cox multivariate analysis demonstrated that the age of more than 60 years and the positive VEGF expression were independent prognostic factors (P < 0.05).
VEGF was widely expressed in the tumor cells of primary diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of the female genital system and may be related to the clinical features and prognosis of primary diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of the female genital system patients.
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ABSTRACT: Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) expression and microvessel density (MVD) in primary malignant gastric lymphoma were studied, and their correlation as well as its clinical significance was analyzed. Thirty-five patients diagnosed with primary malignant gastric lymphoma were enrolled in this study. VEGF expression in the tumor tissues was detected by immunohistochemistry. Microvessel density in tumors was counted with Weidner's method and compared with MVD in normal tissues 5 cm away from tumor site. Collected data were analyzed statistically. Our results showed that VEGF expression and MVD in tumor tissues were higher than those in normal tissues, and the difference between these two groups was significant (P < 0.01). As VEGF expression was elevated, MVD was also increased in tumor tissues. Statistical analysis revealed that VEGF expression was positively correlated with MVD (r = 0.392, P < 0.05). VEGF was highly expressed in primary malignant gastric lymphoma and positively correlated with MVD. These results strongly suggest that anti-angiogenesis therapy investigated in gastric lymphoma is a prospective clinical trial.Medical Oncology 06/2011; 29(3):1711-5. · 2.14 Impact Factor