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Expression of autophagy-related proteins in metastatic breast cancer of different site

 Woo-Young Sun  ;  Hye Min Kim  ;  Ja Seung Koo 
 International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Pathology, Vol.9(7) : 7040-7049, 2016 
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 International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Pathology 
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The aim of this study was to evaluate the expression of autophagy-related proteins and their clinical implications in primary and metastatic breast cancer. Immunohistochemical staining of autophagy-related proteins (beclin-1, LC3A, LC3B) in 162 metastatic breast cancers (bone metastasis = 47, brain metastasis = 39, liver metastasis = 24, and lung metastasis = 52) was performed using tissue microarray (TMA). The expression of autophagy-related proteins in tumor cells varied according to metastatic site. Tumoral LC3A expression was high in brain and lung metastasis (P<0.001), stromal LC3A in bone metastasis (P<0.001), and stromal LC3B in liver metastasis (P = 0.017), respectively. In univariate analysis, beclin-1 positivity (P = 0.002) was associated with shorter overall survival (OS). In analysis by metastatic site, beclin-1 positivity (P = 0.002) and activated autophagy status (P = 0.009) in bone metastasis as well as beclin-1 positivity (P = 0.016) and tumoral LC3A positivity (P = 0.038) in lung metastasis were related to shorter OS. In conclusion, the expression of autophagy-related proteins varied according to the site of metastasis and was correlated with prognosis.
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Koo, Ja Seung(구자승) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4546-4709
Kim, Hye Min(김혜민) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2899-9480
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