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Prognostic significance of smac/DIABLO in endometrioid endometrial cancer.

Bozena Dobrzycka, Slawomir J Terlikowski, Piotr S Bernaczyk, Magdalena Garbowicz, Jacek Niklinski, Lech Chyczewski, Marek Kulikowski
DOI: 10.2478/v10042-010-0091-2
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Folia Histochem Cytobiol 2010;48(4):678-681.

open access

Vol 48, No 4 (2010)
ORIGINAL PAPERS
Published online: 2011-04-12
Submitted: 2011-12-19

Abstract

Apoptosis may occur via a death receptor-dependent or independent (mitochondrial) pathway. The mitochondrial pathway is regulated by small molecules, such as smac/Diablo, which activates caspase cascades. This study examined smac/DIABLO expression in 76 patients with endometrioid endometrial cancers. Presence of smac/DIABLO was quantified by Western blot analysis using nonfixed fresh frozen tissues. Its appearance was found in 55 (72%) of examined tumors. Smac/DIABLO expression significantly correlated with tumor grade (p<0.001). Patients with positive smac/DIABLO tumors had a longer disease-specific survival when compared with those with negative tumors in the 10-year follow-up (p=0.043). The study demonstrated that negative smac/DIABLO expression was a poor prognostic sign.

Abstract

Apoptosis may occur via a death receptor-dependent or independent (mitochondrial) pathway. The mitochondrial pathway is regulated by small molecules, such as smac/Diablo, which activates caspase cascades. This study examined smac/DIABLO expression in 76 patients with endometrioid endometrial cancers. Presence of smac/DIABLO was quantified by Western blot analysis using nonfixed fresh frozen tissues. Its appearance was found in 55 (72%) of examined tumors. Smac/DIABLO expression significantly correlated with tumor grade (p<0.001). Patients with positive smac/DIABLO tumors had a longer disease-specific survival when compared with those with negative tumors in the 10-year follow-up (p=0.043). The study demonstrated that negative smac/DIABLO expression was a poor prognostic sign.
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Title

Prognostic significance of smac/DIABLO in endometrioid endometrial cancer.

Journal

Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica

Issue

Vol 48, No 4 (2010)

Pages

678-681

Published online

2011-04-12

DOI

10.2478/v10042-010-0091-2

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Folia Histochem Cytobiol 2010;48(4):678-681.

Authors

Bozena Dobrzycka
Slawomir J Terlikowski
Piotr S Bernaczyk
Magdalena Garbowicz
Jacek Niklinski
Lech Chyczewski
Marek Kulikowski

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