Mannose-6-phosphate/insulin-like growth factor-II receptor expression levels during the progression from normal human mammary tissue to invasive breast carcinomas.

The putative role of mannose-6-phosphate/insulin-like growth factor-II receptor (M6P/IGFII-R) as a tumour suppressor and its value as a prognostic marker of breast cancer was studied in 42 benign breast diseases (BBD), 61 in situ carcinomas (CIS) and 133 invasive carcinomas. The receptor was quantified by immunohistochemistry with a computerised image analyser, using specific polyclonal IGY antibodies. The M6P/IGFII-R level varied markedly according to the different patient samples, but median values and distributions were similar in lesions and normal adjacent glands. However, the receptor level was significantly increased in high-grade ductal carcinomas in situ (DCIS) and decreased in invasive carcinomas relative to adjacent normal tissue. The M6P/IGFII-R protein concentration in invasive breast carcinomas was mostly independent of prognostic parameters: tumour size, histological grade, lymph node (N) invasiveness and oestrogen receptor alpha (ERalpha) status. The only positive correlation was with cathepsin D, the progesterone receptor (PgR) and with patients aged >60 years. These results do not support the hypothesis of a frequent and early inactivation of the M6P/IGFII-R gene in breast cancer. Clinical follow-up of patients might reveal a prognostic value for one of the cathepsin receptors.
AuthorsM L Berthe, M Esslimani Sahla, P Roger, M Gleizes, G J Lemamy, J P Brouillet, H Rochefort
JournalEuropean journal of cancer (Oxford, England : 1990) (Eur J Cancer) Vol. 39 Issue 5 Pg. 635-42 (Mar 2003) ISSN: 0959-8049 [Print] England
PMID12628843 (Publication Type: Journal Article, Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't)
Chemical References
  • Mannosephosphates
  • Receptor, IGF Type 2
  • mannose-6-phosphate
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Breast Diseases (metabolism)
  • Breast Neoplasms (metabolism)
  • Carcinoma in Situ (metabolism)
  • Carcinoma, Intraductal, Noninfiltrating (metabolism)
  • Disease Progression
  • Humans
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Male
  • Mannosephosphates (metabolism)
  • Middle Aged
  • Prognosis
  • Receptor, IGF Type 2 (metabolism)

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