19 January 2018
Int J Med Sci 2014; 11(3):268-275. doi:10.7150/ijms.7769
Role of overexpression of MACC1 and/or FAK in predicting prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma after liver transplantation
1. Key Laboratory of Combined Multi-organ Transplantation, Ministry of Public Health.
Background: Metastasis-associated in colon cancer-1 (MACC1) acts as a promoter of tumor metastasis; however, the predictive value of MACC1 for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after liver transplantation (LT) remains unclear.
Methods: We examined the expression of MACC1 and its target genes MET and FAK by quantitative PCR in 160 patients with HCC that was undergone LT.
Results: The patients with MACC1high or FAKhigh in HCCs showed a significantly shorter overall survival and higher cumulative recurrence rates after liver transplantation (LT), compared with MACC1low or FAKlow group. Multivariate analysis indicated that MACC1 alone or combination of MACC1/FAK was an independent prognostic factor for overall survival and cumulative recurrence.
Conclusions: MACC1 or combination of MACC1/FAK could serve as a novel biomarker in predicting the prognosis of HCC after LT.
Keywords: hepatocellular carcinoma, metastasis-associated in colon cancer-1, metastasis, prognosis, liver transplantation
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Gao S, Lin BY, Yang Z, Zheng ZY, Liu ZK, Wu LM, Xie HY, Zhou L, Zheng SS. Role of overexpression of MACC1 and/or FAK in predicting prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma after liver transplantation. Int J Med Sci 2014; 11(3):268-275. doi:10.7150/ijms.7769. Available from http://www.medsci.org/v11p0268.htm