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Association of 15-hydroxyprostaglandin dehydrogenate and poor prognosis of obese breast cancer patients

Ruxing Wu, Tao Liu, Peiwen Yang, Xiyou Liu, Fei Liu, Ya Wang, Huihua Xiong, Shiying Yu, Xiaoyuan Huang and Liang Zhuang _

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Oncotarget. 2017; 8:22842-22853. https://doi.org/10.18632/oncotarget.15280

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Abstract

Ruxing Wu1,*, Tao Liu2,*, Peiwen Yang1, Xiyou Liu3, Fei Liu3, Ya Wang1, Huihua Xiong3, Shiying Yu3, Xiaoyuan Huang1, Liang Zhuang3

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China

2Department of Pediatrics, Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA

3Cancer Center, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China

*These authors contributed equally to this work

Correspondence to:

Liang Zhuang, email: mrzhuangliang@126.com

Keywords: HPGD, breast cancer, obese, prognosis

Received: August 02, 2016     Accepted: January 27, 2017     Published: February 11, 2017

ABSTRACT

In order to explore the new mechanism that obesity worsens the prognosis of breast cancer, we reanalyzed the data about gene expression of normal, overweight, and obese breast cancer patients to explore potential genes and validate its function by clinical and experimental data. The fold change of 15-hydroxyprostaglandin dehydrogenate (HPGD) gene which displayed declining trend with BMI increase was 0.46 in obese versus normal weight patients. HPGD protein was highest expressed in normal weight group and lowest expressed in obese group. The rate of positive lymph nodes was 67% in low expression of HPGD group and 35% in high expression of HPGD group. The recurrence-free survival (RFS) rate and overall survival (OS) rate of 5 years had significant difference between low expression of HPGD group and high expression of HPGD group. Obesity dramatically decreased the RFS rate and OS rate of 5 years. Down regulation of HPGD expression could increase the migration and proliferation ability of breast cancer cell line MCF-7. Taken together, our results indicate that low expression of HPGD may be a reason for poor prognosis of obese breast cancer patients.


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