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Clinical significance of cell cycle- and apoptosis-related markers in biliary tract cancer: a tissue microarray-based approach revealing a distinctive immunophenotype for intrahepatic and extrahepatic cholangiocarcinomas

Karamitopoulou, E. and Tornillo, L. and Zlobec, I. and Cioccari, L. and Carafa, V. and Borner, M. and Schaffner, T. and Brunner, T. and Diamantis, I. and Zimmermann, A. and Terracciano, L.. (2008) Clinical significance of cell cycle- and apoptosis-related markers in biliary tract cancer: a tissue microarray-based approach revealing a distinctive immunophenotype for intrahepatic and extrahepatic cholangiocarcinomas. American Journal of Pathology, Vol. 130, no. 5. pp. 780-786.

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Abstract

Cholangiocarcinoma is the second most common malignant tumor of the liver. We analyzed, immunohistochemically, the significance of cell cycle- and apoptosis-related markers in 128 cholangiocarcinomas (42 intrahepatic, 70 extrahepatic, and 16 gallbladder carcinomas) combined in a tissue microarray. Follow-up was available for 57 patients (44.5%). In comparison with normal tissue (29 specimens), cholangiocarcinomas expressed significantly more frequently p53, bcl-2, bax, and COX-2 (P.05 >). Intrahepatic tumors were significantly more frequently bcl-2+ and p16+, whereas extrahepatic tumors were more often p53+ (P > .05). Loss of p16 expression was associated with reduced survival of patients. Our data show that p53, bcl-2, bax, and COX-2 have an important role in the pathogenesis of cholangiocarcinomas. The differential expression of p16, bcl-2, and p53 between intrahepatic and extrahepatic tumors demonstrates that there are location-related differences in the phenotype and the genetic profiles of these tumors. Moreover, p16 was identified as an important prognostic marker in cholangiocarcinomas.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Querschnittsfächer (Klinik) > Pathologie USB
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Querschnittsfächer (Klinik) > Pathologie USB
03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Querschnittsfächer (Klinik) > Pathologie USB > Molekulare Pathologie (Terracciano)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Querschnittsfächer (Klinik) > Pathologie USB > Molekulare Pathologie (Terracciano)
UniBasel Contributors:Terracciano, Luigi M. and Tornillo, Luigi
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:American Society for Investigative Pathology
ISSN:0002-9440
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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