Colorectal Cancer (CRC) is one of the most common cancers accounting for 1.8 million new cases worldwide every year. Therefore, the identification of new potential therapeutic targets represents a continuous challenge to improve survival and quality of CRC patient's life. We performed a microarray analysis dataset consisting of colon biopsies of healthy subjects (HS) and CRC patients. These results were further confirmed in a clinical setting evaluating a series of CRC patients to assess the expression of Resistin-Like Beta (RETNLB) and to correlate it with their clinical data. Our results showed a significant reduction of RETNLB expression in CRC biopsies compared to the HS mucosa. Furthermore, such reduction was significantly associated with the TNM grade and patients' age. Furthermore, a significantly positive correlation was found within mutated subjects for KRAS, TP53, and BRAF. In particular, patients with poor prognosis at 5 years exhibited RETNLB lower levels. In-silico analysis data were confirmed by histochemical analysis in a series of CRC patients recruited by our group. The results obtained provided that RETNLB low levels are associated with an unfavorable prognosis in CRC patients and its expression is also dependent on adjuvant therapy. Further studies are warranted in order to evaluate the molecular mechanisms underlying the role of RETNLB in CRC progression.

Resistin-like beta reduction is associated to low survival rate and is downregulated by adjuvant therapy in colorectal cancer patients

Di Rosa, Michelino
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Di Cataldo, Antonio
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Broggi, Giuseppe;Caltabiano, Rosario;Tibullo, Daniele;Castrogiovanni, Paola;Imbesi, Rosa;Lanteri, Raffaele;Raciti, Giuseppina
Penultimo
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Li Volti, Giovanni
Ultimo
2023-01-01

Abstract

Colorectal Cancer (CRC) is one of the most common cancers accounting for 1.8 million new cases worldwide every year. Therefore, the identification of new potential therapeutic targets represents a continuous challenge to improve survival and quality of CRC patient's life. We performed a microarray analysis dataset consisting of colon biopsies of healthy subjects (HS) and CRC patients. These results were further confirmed in a clinical setting evaluating a series of CRC patients to assess the expression of Resistin-Like Beta (RETNLB) and to correlate it with their clinical data. Our results showed a significant reduction of RETNLB expression in CRC biopsies compared to the HS mucosa. Furthermore, such reduction was significantly associated with the TNM grade and patients' age. Furthermore, a significantly positive correlation was found within mutated subjects for KRAS, TP53, and BRAF. In particular, patients with poor prognosis at 5 years exhibited RETNLB lower levels. In-silico analysis data were confirmed by histochemical analysis in a series of CRC patients recruited by our group. The results obtained provided that RETNLB low levels are associated with an unfavorable prognosis in CRC patients and its expression is also dependent on adjuvant therapy. Further studies are warranted in order to evaluate the molecular mechanisms underlying the role of RETNLB in CRC progression.
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