Expression der NF-kappaB-Untereinheit p65/RelA im Ovarialkarzinom: Einflubeta auf Prognose und Uberexpression der COX-2.

S. Niesporek, W. Weichert, B. Sinn, A. Röske, A. Noske, A. C. Buckendahl, R. Wirtz, J. Sehouli, D. Koensgen, M. Dietel, C. Denkert

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Abstract

AIMS: NF-kappaB has been demonstrated to activate proliferative, inflammatory, and angiogenic processes in ovarian cancer cells in vitro. To add translational information on the situation in vivo, we determined the expression pattern of p65, an important subunit of the classic NF-kappaB pathway, in ovarian carcinoma tissue, and investigated in vivo and in vitro whether this pathway is implicated in the known overexpression of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2). METHODS: p65 siRNA, chemiluminescent NF-kappaB transcription factor assay, Taqman PCR, as well as immunoblotting were performed with OVCAR-3 ovarian cancer cells. 83 primary ovarian cancinomas as well as 17 cases of benign ovarian tissue were analyzed by p65 and COX-2 immunohistochemistry using a tissue microarray. RESULTS: DNA-binding avtivity as well as COX-2 mRNA and protein expression were strongly inducible by IL-1beta treatment in OVCAR-3 cells, while p65 siRNA inhibited IL-1beta-dependent p65 activity (p = 0.037) as well as COX-2 expression on the mRNA (p < 0.03) and on the protein level. In human tumor tissue, p65 protein expression was significantly associated with COX-2 expression (p = 0.002) as well as tumor grading (p = 0.005). Furthermore, p65 expression was a significant prognostic indicator of a reduced patient survival both in univariate (p = 0.038) and in multivariate analysis (p = 0.014). CONCLUSION: Our study indicates a deregulation of the classical NF-kappaB pathway in ovarian cancer, which results in the overexpression of the NF-kappaB target gene COX-2. Components of this pathway might constitute novel attractive targets for a specific therapy of advanced ovarian cancer.

Titel in ÜbersetzungNF-kappaB subunit p65/RelA expression in ovarian carcinoma: prognostic impact and link to COX-2 overexpression
OriginalspracheDeutsch
Seiten (von - bis)243-249
Seitenumfang7
FachzeitschriftVerhandlungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Pathologie
Jahrgang91
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2007
Extern publiziertJa

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