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Biological Research

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Abstract

XING, Haijie; CHEN, Xiangdong  and  HAN, Yaofeng. Role of regenerating gene IA expression on local invasion and survival in nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Biol. Res. [online]. 2017, vol.50, 37. ISSN 0716-9760.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40659-017-0142-7.

Background

Regenerating gene IA (REGIA) plays an important role in tissue regeneration and tumors prognosis of epithelium origin. However, the role of REGIA in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is unclear. This study aims to investigate the expression and function of REG1A in NPC.

Results

We have found that there was 63 patients with REGIA positive expression of 155 patients in this study (40.65%). The positive expression rate of REGIA was 30.50, 44.44 and 47.83% in stage T2, T3 and T4 patients, respectively. The REGIA expression was significantly difference in T2 and T4 stage tumors or T2 and T3–T4 stage. The positive expression rate of REGIA was found to be higher in patients with cervical lymph node persistence than those with cervical lymph node complete regression. Patients with negative REGIA expression had a better overall survival and free survival than those with REGIA positive expression. In addition, according to the univariate and multivariate analysis, the REGIA expression was an independent adverse prognostic factor for NPC patients.

Conclusion

REGIA expression was a useful biomarker in NPC patients for assessing T stage and survival.

Keywords : Nasopharyngeal carcinoma; Regenerating gene IA; Invasion; Survival.

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