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Front. Oncol. | doi: 10.3389/fonc.2019.01117

Upregulation of IBSP expression predicts poor prognosis in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma

 Mingyue Wang1, Baoxing Liu1, Yufeng Wu1, Jianwei Yang1, Yanmei Li1, Cong Xu1, Sheng Yu1, Xuan Wu1, Shuai Wang1, Qiming Wang1, Suxia Luo1* and Hong Tang1*
  • 1Henan Provincial Cancer Hospital, China

Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), which is characterized by invasiveness and poor prognosis, is the sixth most common leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. Despite advances in multimodality therapy, ESCC mortality remains high, and an understanding of the molecular changes that lead to ESCC development and progression remains limited. In the present study, Integrin Binding Sialoprotein (IBSP) upregulation was found in 182 of 269 (67.7%) primary ESCC cells at the mRNA level by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR). Additionally, IHC staining further demonstrated that IBSP was upregulated in ESCC patients and IBSP protein upregulation was significantly related to the lymph node metastasis (P=0.017), clinicopathologic stage (P=0.001) and poor disease survival (P=0.002). Moreover, functional studies illustrated that the IBSP gene can promote the proliferation and metastasis of ESCC cells. Furthermore, IBSP was found to regulate epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), which promotes tumor cell metastasis. In conclusion, our study suggests that IBSP may be a valuable prognostic marker for ESCC patients.

Keywords: ESCC, IBSP, metastasis, invasion, EMT

Received: 09 Aug 2019; Accepted: 08 Oct 2019.

Copyright: © 2019 Wang, Liu, Wu, Yang, Li, Xu, Yu, Wu, Wang, Wang, Luo and Tang. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

* Correspondence:
Prof. Suxia Luo, Henan Provincial Cancer Hospital, Zhengzhou, China,
Prof. Hong Tang, Henan Provincial Cancer Hospital, Zhengzhou, China,