High Levels of KAP1 Expression Are Associated with Aggressive Clinical Features in Ovarian Cancer
AbstractKAP1 is an universal corepressor for Kruppel-associated box zinc finger proteins in both normal and tumor cells. In this study, the biological function and clinical significance of KAP1 expression in ovarian cancer were investigated. Immunohistological staining of KAP1 was evaluated in 111 patients with ovarian epithelial cancer, 15 with ovarian borderline tumor, and 20 normal ovarian tissue. The correlations of KAP1 expression with clinicopathological features were studied. Kaplan-Meier analysis and Cox proportional hazard modeling were used to assess overall survival to analyze the effect of KAP1 expression on the prognosis of ovarian cancer. The positive rates of KAP1 were significantly higher in ovarian epithelial cancer (55.7%) and borderline tumor (20.0%) than in normal ovarian tissue (5.0%) (all p < 0.01). KAP1 expression correlated significantly with clinical stage (χ2 = 14.57, p < 0.0001), pathological grade (χ2 = 6.06, p = 0.048) and metastases (χ2 =10.38, p = 0.001). Patients with high KAP 1 levels showed poor survival (p < 0.0001). Multivariate analysis showed that KAP1 high expression was an independent predictor for ovarian cancer patients (hazard ratio = 0.463; 95% confidence interval = 0.230–0.9318, p = 0.031). Functionally, depletion of KAP1 by siRNA inhibited ovarian cancer cell proliferation, cell migration. KAP1 expression correlated with aggressive clinical features in ovarian cancer. High KAP1 expression was a prognostic factor of ovarian cancer. View Full-Text
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Cui, Y.; Yang, S.; Fu, X.; Feng, J.; Xu, S.; Ying, G. High Levels of KAP1 Expression Are Associated with Aggressive Clinical Features in Ovarian Cancer. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2015, 16, 363-377.
Cui Y, Yang S, Fu X, Feng J, Xu S, Ying G. High Levels of KAP1 Expression Are Associated with Aggressive Clinical Features in Ovarian Cancer. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2015; 16(1):363-377.Chicago/Turabian Style
Cui, Yanfen; Yang, Shaobin; Fu, Xin; Feng, Jingwen; Xu, Shilei; Ying, Guoguang. 2015. "High Levels of KAP1 Expression Are Associated with Aggressive Clinical Features in Ovarian Cancer." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 16, no. 1: 363-377.