Expression and prognostic value of aquaporin 1, 3 in cervical carcinoma in women of Uygur ethnicity from Xinjiang, China.

Overexpression of several aquaporins has been reported in different types of human cancer but the role of aquaporins in carcinogenesis has not yet been clearly defined. There is few report concerning role of aquaporins in human cervical carcinogenesis so far. Here, we determined the expression and prognostic value of aquaporin 1, 3 in cervical carcinoma in Chinese women of Uygur ethnicity.
Real-time PCR analyses demonstrated aquaporin 1, 3 mRNA were differentially expressed in cervical carcinoma, CIN 2-3 and mild cervicitis. Immunofluorescent and immunohistochemical analyses demonstrated aquaporin 1 was predominantly localized to stromal endothelial cells in cervical lesions. Aquaporin 3 was localized to the membrane of normal squamous epithelium, CIN and carcinoma cells. Aquaporin 1 and 3 were upregulated in cervical cancer compared to mild cervicitis and CIN2-3 (P<0.05); Tumor expression of aquaporin 1, 3 significantly increased in advanced stage disease, and patients with deeper tumor infiltration, lymph node metastases or larger tumor volume (P<0.05). Multivariate analysis demonstrated that aquaporin 1, 3 were not independent prognostic factors in cervical carcinoma.
Aquaporins may participate in the initiation and progression of cervical carcinoma by promoting tumor growth, invasion or lymph node metastasis. Further study is required to determine whether aquaporins have potential as prognostic factors in cervical cancer.
AuthorsRui Chen, Yonghua Shi, Reshalaity Amiduo, Talaf Tuokan, Lalai Suzuk
JournalPloS one (PLoS One) Vol. 9 Issue 2 Pg. e98576 ( 2014) ISSN: 1932-6203 [Electronic] United States
PMID24918928 (Publication Type: Journal Article, Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't)
Chemical References
  • Aquaporin 1
  • Aquaporin 3
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aquaporin 1 (genetics)
  • Aquaporin 3 (genetics)
  • Asian Continental Ancestry Group
  • Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia (diagnosis, epidemiology, genetics)
  • Cervix Uteri (metabolism, pathology)
  • China (epidemiology)
  • Female
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Prognosis
  • Survival Rate
  • Up-Regulation
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms (diagnosis, epidemiology, genetics)
  • Uterine Cervicitis (diagnosis, epidemiology, genetics)

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