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Slotta-Huspenina, J.* ; Becker, K.F.* ; Feith, M.* ; Walch, A.K. ; Langer, R.*

Heat Shock Protein 90 (HSP90) and Her2 in adenocarcinomas of the esophagus.

Cancers 6, 1382-1393 (2014)
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Her2 overexpression and amplification can be found in a significant subset of esophageal adenocarcinomas. The activity of Her2 has been shown to be modulated by molecular chaperones such as HSP90. We analyzed expression/amplification data for HSP90 and Her2 on 127 primary resected esophageal adenocarcinomas in order to evaluate a possible relationship between these two molecules. HSP90 expression determined by immunohistochemistry was observed in various levels. Thirty nine (39) tumors (30.7%) were classified as Her2-positive according to their immunoreactivity and amplification status. There was a significant correlation between HSP90 expression and Her2-status (p = 0.008). This could also be demonstrated by quantitative protein expression analysis with reverse phase protein arrays (r = 0.9; p < 0.001). Her2-status was associated withpT-category (p = 0.041), lymph node metastases (p = 0.049) and tumor differentiation (p = 0.036) with a higher percentage of cases with negative Her2 status in lower tumor stagesA negative Her2-status was also associated with better survival in univariate and multivariate analysis (p = 0.001 and p = 0.014). For HSP90, no associations between clinical and pathological parameters were found. The observed association between HSP90 expression and Her2 suggests a co-regulation of these molecules in at least a subset of esophageal adenocarcinomas. Anti-HSP90 drugs, which recently have been introduced in cancer treatment, may also be an option for these tumors by targeting HSP90 alone or in combination with Her2.
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Publikationstyp Artikel: Journalartikel
Dokumenttyp Wissenschaftlicher Artikel
Schlagwörter Esophageal Adenocarcinoma ; Her2 ; Hsp90 ; Immunohistochemistry ; In Situ Hybridization ; Rppa
ISSN (print) / ISBN 2072-6694
Zeitschrift Cancers
Quellenangaben Band: 6, Heft: 3, Seiten: 1382-1393 Artikelnummer: , Supplement: ,
Verlag MDPI
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