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LRIG1 is a prognostic biomarker in non-small cell lung cancer
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiation Sciences, Oncology.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiation Sciences, Oncology.
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2015 (English)In: Acta Oncologica, ISSN 0284-186X, E-ISSN 1651-226X, Vol. 54, no 8, 1113-1119 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: The leucine-rich repeats and immunoglobulin-like domains (LRIG) family of transmembrane proteins are involved in the regulation of cellular signal transduction. LRIG1 is an endogenous inhibitor of receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) and an emerging tumor suppressor. In the lung epithelium, the expression of LRIG1 is downregulated by tobacco smoking, and further downregulated in lung squamous cell carcinoma. Material and methods: The expression of LRIG proteins were analyzed in 347 cases of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) by immunohistochemistry, and LRIG1 mRNA expression was evaluated in 807 lung cancer samples in silico in the Oncomine database. Potential associations between the expression data and the clinical parameters, including patient survival, were investigated. Results: Expression of the LRIG1 protein was found to be an independent prognostic factor in NSCLC, whereas expression of LRIG2 or LRIG3 did not correlate with patient survival. The levels of LRIG1 mRNA also correlated with the survival of NSCLC patients. Conclusion: These findings demonstrate that LRIG1 is an independent prognostic factor in patients with NSCLC that could be important in future decision-making algorithms for adjuvant lung cancer treatment.

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Taylor & Francis, 2015. Vol. 54, no 8, 1113-1119 p.
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Cancer and Oncology
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-109961DOI: 10.3109/0284186X.2015.1021427ISI: 000361285500004PubMedID: 25813475OAI: diva2:859993
Available from: 2015-10-09 Created: 2015-10-09 Last updated: 2015-10-09Bibliographically approved

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