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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 1997;40(4):847-855.
Published online January 1, 2001.
Correlation between Expression of C-erbB2 Oncoprotein and the Prognostic Factors in Endometrial Cancer.
Young Tae Kim, Hae Jeong Yoon, Dong Hyun Kim, Hak Cheon Lee, Sei Kwang Kim, Jae Wook Kim
Department of Obsterics and Gynecology, Yonsei University Colloge of Medicine, Seoul, korea.
The c-erbB-2 oncogene encodes a 185,00 dalton transmembrane glycoportein with tyrosine kinase activity, and the aberrant overexpression of which has been implicated in the indution of a malignat phenotype. Overexpression of the c-erbB-2 has been found in many human adenocarcinomas, especially mammarian and ovarian carcinomas, and that is associated with poor prognosis. We used an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay(ELISA) to explore the relationship between c-erbB-2 oncoprotein and prognostic factors of endmetrial cancer and analyzed the tissued form the 24patients with endometiral cancer and 10 control cases. patinens with endometrial cancer were found to bave 20% of c-erbB-2 oncoprotein overexpression rate and signficiantly higher c-erbB-2 median oncoprotein expression than conterolC-erbB-2 oncoprotein overexpression showed no statistically significant association with known prognostic factors including stage, grade, histologic cell type, myometrial invasion and lymph node metastases, although the c-erbB-2 oncoprotein overexpression rate was increased by stage, and was higher in lymph node metastatic group than in confined to the uterus goup. High c-erbB-2 oncoprotein overexpression was correlated with absence of estrogen receptor (Rs=-0.46, p=0.047) and progestreone receptor (Rs=-0.57, p=0.045), further studies are needed to determine the significance of the c-erbB-2 everexpression in endometrial cancer.
Key Words: C-erbB-2 oncoprotein, Endometrial cancer, Prognostic factors

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