Helmholtz Gemeinschaft

Search
Browse
Statistics
Feeds

Overexpression of c-erbB-2 protein correlates with chromosomal gain at the c-erbB-2 locus and patient survival in advanced colorectal carcinomas

Item Type:Article
Title:Overexpression of c-erbB-2 protein correlates with chromosomal gain at the c-erbB-2 locus and patient survival in advanced colorectal carcinomas
Creators Name:Knoesel, T. and Yu, Y. and Stein, U. and Schwabe, H. and Schluens, K. and Schlag, P.M. and Dietel, M. and Petersen, I.
Abstract:Overexpression of the c-erbB-2 protein (also called HER-2/neu) is observed in a variety of malignancies including colorectal cancer (CRC). In this study we aimed to evaluate the rate of c-erbB-2 overexpression in our tumor collection and to clarify its correlation with the chromosomal status at the c-erbB-2 locus in CRC. Additionally we correlated the c-erbB-2 overexpression and the chromosomal gain of 17q with patient survival. Seventy-four specimens were analyzed immunohistochemically using a polyclonal c-erbB-2 antibody (DAKO) and the staining was scored according to the Clinical Trial Assay recommendations (0–3+). Of these, 45 cases were analyzed by comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) and immunohistochemistry (IHC). Overexpression was observed in 51% of the cases (score ≥2). Chromosomal gains at the c-erbB-2 locus were clearly correlated with overexpression of the gene (P=0.0009). Furthermore Kaplan–Meier analysis showed that overexpression of c-erbB-2 was significantly associated with poor survival and thus could serve as a prognostic marker. We conclude that c-erbB-2 is related with tumor progression in CRC which can be observed on protein level and reflects chromosomal gain at the locus at 17q.
Keywords:Chromosome 17, c-erbB-2, Colorectal Cancer, Comparative Genomic Hybridization, Immunohistochemitry, Tissue Microarray
Source:Clinical and Experimental Metastasis
ISSN:0262-0898
Publisher:Kluwer Academic Publishers (The Netherlands)
Volume:19
Page Range:401-407
Date:September 2002
Official Publication:https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1016368708107
PubMed:View item in PubMed

Repository Staff Only: item control page

Open Access
MDC Library