Histopathological classification of pseudomyxoma peritonei and the prognostic importance of PINCH protein
2012 (English)In: Anticancer Res, Vol. 32, no 4, 1443-8 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
AIM: The aims of this study were i) to assess a new and more detailed histopathological classification and to analyze concordance between pathologists in the histopathological classification of pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP); ii) to analyze the expression in the stroma of the particularly interesting new cysteine-histidine (PINCH) protein and its prognostic importance in PMP. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Surgical specimens from 81 patients, classified according to the Ronnett et al histopathological classification were compared to a new system with four groups ranging from indolent to aggressive growth patterns. PINCH protein expression was analyzed and was related to clinical variables. RESULTS: The new four-group classification provided better prognostic information than the classification according to Ronnett et al. (p=0.04). Expression of the PINCH protein in the stroma was found in 83% of the cases and was associated with high tumor burden (p=0.002) and a poor prognosis (p=0.04). CONCLUSION: The proposed new PMP classification system may provide additional prognostic information. PINCH protein is expressed in PMP and has prognostic information.
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2012. Vol. 32, no 4, 1443-8 p.
Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing/*physiology, Adult, Aged, Female, Humans, LIM Domain Proteins/*physiology, Male, Membrane Proteins/physiology, Middle Aged, Prognosis, Pseudomyxoma Peritonei/*metabolism
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-110897ISBN: 1791-7530 (Electronic) 0250-7005 (Linking)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-110897DiVA: diva2:865891
Andreasson, Hakan Wanders, Alkwin Sun, Xiao-Feng Willen, Roger Graf, Wilhelm Nygren, Peter Glimelius, Bengt Zhang, Zhi-Yong Mahteme, Haile eng Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't Greece 2012/04/12 06:00 Anticancer Res. 2012 Apr;32(4):1443-8.2015-10-292015-10-292015-10-29