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Fritzsche, F R; Wassermann, K; Jung, M; Tölle, A; Kristiansen, I; Lein, M; Johannsen, M; Dietel, M; Jung, K; Kristiansen, G (2008). ADAM9 is highly expressed in renal cell cancer and is associated with tumour progression. BMC Cancer, 8:179:1-9.

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BACKGROUND: A Disintegrin And Metalloprotease (ADAM) 9 has been implicated in tumour progression of various solid tumours, however, little is known about its role in renal cell carcinoma. We evaluated the expression of ADAM9 on protein and transcript level in a clinico-pathologically characterized renal cell cancer cohort. METHODS: 108 renal cancer cases were immunostained for ADAM9 on a tissue-micro-array. For 30 additional cases, ADAM9 mRNA of microdissected tumour and normal tissue was analyzed via quantitative RT-PCR. SPSS 14.0 was used to apply crosstables (Fisher's exact test and chi2-test), correlations and univariate as well as multivariate survival analyses. RESULTS: ADAM9 was significantly up-regulated in renal cancer in comparison to the adjacent normal tissue on mRNA level. On protein level, ADAM9 was significantly associated with higher tumour grade, positive nodal status and distant metastasis. Furthermore, ADAM9 protein expression was significantly associated with shortened patient survival in the univariate analysis. CONCLUSION: ADAM9 is strongly expressed in a large proportion of renal cell cancers, concordant with findings in other tumour entities. Additionally, ADAM9 expression is significantly associated with markers of unfavourable prognosis. Whether the demonstrated prognostic value of ADAM9 is independent from other tumour parameters will have to be verified in larger study cohorts.


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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Institute of Surgical Pathology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Deposited On:21 Jan 2009 17:00
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:52
Publisher:BioMed Central
Additional Information:Free full text article
Publisher DOI:10.1186/1471-2407-8-179
Official URL:http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2407-8-179.pdf
PubMed ID:18582378

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