[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the expression of matriptase and survivin in breast carcinoma and correlate with clinicopathological parameters.
Immunohistochemical analysis of matriptase and survivin were performed in tissue microarray slides of 290 cases, including 11 normal breast tissue; 27 fibrocystic disease; 17 fibroadenoma; 6 atypical ductal hyperplasia; 39 ductal carcinoma in situ, low grade (DCIS, low grade); 39 ductal carcinoma in situ, high grade (DCIS, high grade); 27 invasive ductal carcinoma, grade I (IDC, grade I); 78 invasive ductal carcinoma, grade II (IDC, grade II); and 46 invasive ductal carcinoma, grade III (IDC, grade III).
The average immunostaining scores of matriptase were 44.1 in normal breast tissue, 52.7 in fibrocystic disease, 76.5 in fibroadenoma, 81.7 in atypical ductal hyperplasia, 133.7 in low-grade DCIS, and 155.8 in high-grade DCIS. Among 151 breast IDC cases, the average immunostaining scores of matriptase were 172.7 in grade I, 211.7 in grade II, and 221.2 in grade III. Additionally, the average immunostaining scores of surviving also correlate with tumor grades and stages.
Higher expressions of matriptase and survivin correlate significantly with clinicopathological parameters in breast cancer and the malignant potential in premalignant lesions. In addition, higher survivin expression had poorer prognosis of breast IDC cases.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to test whether expression of EMMPRIN and fascin correlates with clinicopathologic parameters of pancreatobiliary adenocarcinoma. Immunohistochemical analysis of EMMPRIN and fascin was performed in 100 surgical specimens obtained from Chinese patients, including 18 well-differentiated, 62 moderately differentiated, and 20 poorly differentiated pancreatic and biliary adenocarcinomas. Neither EMMPRIN nor fascin was detectable in normal pancreatic and biliary glandular epithelia. However, EMMPRIN and fascin immunoreactivity was observed on the cell membrane and within the cytoplasm in pancreatobiliary adenocarcinomas. Higher immunostaining scores of EMMPRIN and fascin were strongly associated with advanced grades of pancreatobiliary adenocarcinomas (36.1 and 51.3 for grade I, 95.5 and 110.1 for grade II, and 133.7 and 165.8 for grade III). In addition, higher immunostaining scores of EMMPRIN and fascin were associated with advanced T stages (29.8 and 43.6 for T1, 86.3 and 93.2 for T2, 107.6 and 117.6 for T3, and 129.5 and 156.5 for T4). Higher EMMPRIN and fascin scores were associated with shorter survival times and more advanced M and N stages of pancreatiobiliary adenocarcinomas. A higher expression of EMMPRIN and fascin was found to correlate well with histologic grades and clinical stages of pancreatobiliary adenocarcinomas.