A PTPmu Biomarker is Associated with Increased Survival in Gliomas
AbstractAn integrated approach has been adopted by the World Health Organization (WHO) for diagnosing brain tumors. This approach relies on the molecular characterization of biopsied tissue in conjunction with standard histology. Diffuse gliomas (grade II to grade IV malignant brain tumors) have a wide range in overall survival, from months for the worst cases of glioblastoma (GBM) to years for lower grade astrocytic and oligodendroglial tumors. We previously identified a change in the cell adhesion molecule PTPmu in brain tumors that results in the generation of proteolytic fragments. We developed agents to detect this cell surface-associated biomarker of the tumor microenvironment. In the current study, we evaluated the PTPmu biomarker in tissue microarrays and individual tumor samples of adolescent and young adult (n = 25) and adult (n = 69) glioma populations using a fluorescent histochemical reagent, SBK4-TR, that recognizes the PTPmu biomarker. We correlated staining with clinical data and found that high levels of the PTPmu biomarker correlate with increased survival of glioma patients, including those with GBM. Patients with high PTPmu live for 48 months on average, whereas PTPmu low patients live only 22 months. PTPmu high staining indicates a doubling of patient survival. Use of the agent to detect the PTPmu biomarker would allow differentiation of glioma patients with distinct survival outcomes and would complement current molecular approaches used in glioma prognosis. View Full-Text
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Johansen, M.L.; Vincent, J.; Gittleman, H.; Craig, S.E.L.; Couce, M.; Sloan, A.E.; Barnholtz-Sloan, J.S.; Brady-Kalnay, S.M. A PTPmu Biomarker is Associated with Increased Survival in Gliomas. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2019, 20, 2372.
Johansen ML, Vincent J, Gittleman H, Craig SEL, Couce M, Sloan AE, Barnholtz-Sloan JS, Brady-Kalnay SM. A PTPmu Biomarker is Associated with Increased Survival in Gliomas. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2019; 20(10):2372.Chicago/Turabian Style
Johansen, Mette L.; Vincent, Jason; Gittleman, Haley; Craig, Sonya E.L.; Couce, Marta; Sloan, Andrew E.; Barnholtz-Sloan, Jill S.; Brady-Kalnay, Susann M. 2019. "A PTPmu Biomarker is Associated with Increased Survival in Gliomas." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 20, no. 10: 2372.
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