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Szasz A.M.,Semmelweis University | Nemeth Z.,Semmelweis University | Gyorffy B.,Hungarian Academy of Sciences | Micsinai M.,Center for Health Informatics and Bioinformatics | And 7 more authors.
Cancer Science | Year: 2011

The elevated expression of claudins (CLDN) and E-cadherin (CDH-1) was found to correlate with poor prognostic features. Our aim was to perform a comprehensive analysis to assess their potential to predict prognosis in breast cancer. The expression of CLDN-1, -3-5, -7, -8, -10, -15, -18, and E-cadherin at the mRNA level was evaluated in correlation with survival in datasets containing expression measurements of 1809 breast cancer patients. The breast cancer tissues of 197 patients were evaluated with tissue microarray technique and immunohistochemical method for CLDN-1-5, -7, and E-cadherin protein expression. An additional validation set of 387 patients was used to test the accuracy of the resulting prognostic score. Based on the bioinformatic screening of publicly-available datasets, the metagene of CLDN-3, -4, -7, and E-cadherin was shown to have the most powerful predictive power in the survival analyses. An immunohistochemical protein profile consisting of CLDN-2, -4, and E-cadherin was able to predict outcome in the most effective manner in the training set. Combining the overlapping members of the above two methods resulted in the claudin-4 and E-cadherin score (CURIO), which was able to accurately predict relapse-free survival in the validation cohort (P=0.029). The multivariate analysis, including clinicopathological variables and the CURIO, showed that the latter kept its predictive power (P=0.040). Furthermore, the CURIO was able to further refine prognosis, separating good versus poor prognosis subgroups in luminal A, luminal B, and triple-negative breast cancer intrinsic subtypes. In breast cancer, the CURIO provides additional prognostic information besides the routinely utilized diagnostic approaches and factors. © 2011 Japanese Cancer Association. Source

Szasz A.M.,Semmelweis University | Tokes A.M.,Semmelweis University | Micsinai M.,New York University | Krenacs T.,Semmelweis University | And 7 more authors.
Clinical and Experimental Metastasis | Year: 2011

Adherent and tight junction molecules have been described to contribute to carcinogenesis and tumor progression. Additionally, the group of claudin-low tumors have recently been identified as a molecular subgroup of breast carcinoma. In our study, we examined the expression pattern of claudins, beta-catenin and E-cadherin in invasive ductal (IDCs) and lobular (ILCs) carcinomas and their corresponding lymph node metastases (LNMs). Tissue microarrays of 97 breast samples (60 invasive ductal carcinomas, 37 invasive lobular carcinomas) and their corresponding LNMs have been analyzed immunohistochemically for claudin-1,-2,-3,-4,-5,-7, beta-catenin and E-cadherin expression. The stained slides were digitalized with a slide scanner and the reactions were evaluated semiquantitatively. When compared to LNMs, in the IDC group beta-cateninand claudin-2,-3,-4 and-7 protein expression showed different pattern while claudin-1,-2,-3,-4 and-7 were differently expressed in the ILC group. Lymph node metastases developed a notable increase of claudin-5 expression in both groups. Decrease or loss of claudin-1 and expression of claudin-4 in lymph node metastases correlated with reduced disease-free survival in our patients. According to our observations, the expression of epithelial junctional molecules, especially claudins, is different in primary breast carcinomas compared to their lymph node metastases as demonstrated by immunohistochemistry. Loss of claudin junctional molecules might contribute to tumor progression, and certain claudin expression pattern might be of prognostic relevance. © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010. Source

Baranyai Z.,Tumorgenetika Human Biospecimen Collection and Research Company | Baranyai Z.,Semmelweis University | Krzystanek M.,Technical University of Denmark | Josa V.,Tumorgenetika Human Biospecimen Collection and Research Company | And 10 more authors.
Thrombosis and Haemostasis | Year: 2014

The aim of the present study was to analyse the preoperative platelet count and the platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) of different stages and with hepatic metastasis of CRC (mCRC) and to compare these factors as potential prognostic markers. Clinicopathological data of 10 years were collected retrospectively from 336 patients with CRC and 118 patients with mCRC. Both in the CRC and the mCRC group overall survival (OS) was significantly worse in patients who had elevated platelet count (hazard ratio [HR] = 2.2, p < 0.001 and HR = 2.9, p = 0.018, respectively). Multivariate analysis indicated that elevated platelet count was an independent prognostic factor of CRC (HR = 1.7, p = 0.035) and mCRC (HR = 3.1, p = 0.017). Disease-free survival (DFS) was significantly worse in patients with elevated platelet count in the CRC group (HR = 2.0, p = 0.011). In the multivariate analysis the PLR was not a prognostic factor in either of the two cohorts (HR = 0.92, p < 0.001 and HR = 0.89, p = 0.789, respectively). The platelet count is a valuable prognostic marker for the survival in patients both with CRC and mCRC while the PLR is not prognostic in either group. © Schattauer 2014. Source

Tokes A.-M.,Semmelweis University | Szasz A.M.,Semmelweis University | Juhasz E.,Semmelweis University | Schaff Z.,Semmelweis University | And 7 more authors.
Pathology and Oncology Research | Year: 2012

In the past few decades an enormous amount of data became known to clarify the molecular composition and architecture of tight junctions (TJs). Despite the efforts, the expression and function of several TJ genes and proteins in breast carcinoma are still not known and some of the data are contradictory. The expression of forty-four TJ associated genes was examined at mRNA level in eighteen invasive ductal breast carcinoma samples and corresponding normal breast tissues by using low density array PCR. Expressions of claudins (CLDNs) 5, 10, 16, 17, and 18, and ZO-1, ZO-2 were evaluated by immunohistochemistry as well. Using immunohistochemical phenotype as a surrogate for the genetic subtype, 11 luminal A, 3 luminal B, 3 triple negative and one HER2+ cases were included. Ten genes were significantly downregulated in tumors compared with normal breast tissues (CLDNs 5, 10, 16, 18, 19, CTNNAL1, JAMB, ZO-1, ZO-2 and PARD3), whereas one gene (CLDN17) was significantly up-regulated in tumors when compared with normal breast. At protein level CLDNs 5, 10, 16, 18, ZO-1 and ZO-2 were downregulated in tumors as compared with normal breast tissue. CLDN17 showed variable expression in tumor tissues in comparison to normal breast. In the single HER2+ tumor when compared with the other subtypes CLDNs 5, 16, 17, 18, CTNNAL1, JAM-B, ZO-1, ZO- 2 and PARD3 genes were found to be upregulated. We found altered TJ genes and proteins whose expression has not yet been associated with breast carcinoma. Our findings show a tendency of TJ genes and proteins to be downregulated in breast cancer. Further studies are necessary to examine whether the downregulation of the above mentioned TJ associated genes and proteins may contribute to the malignant progression of invasive ductal breast carcinomas. © Arányi Lajos Foundation 2011. Source

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