Breast cancer patients are at a high risk of complications from bone metastasis. Molecular characterization of bone metastases is essential for the discovery of new therapeutic targets. Here, we investigated the expression and the intracellular distribution of KH RNA binding domain containing, signal transduction associated 1 (KHDRBS1), leptin, leptin receptor (LEPR), and adiponectin in bone metastasis from breast carcinoma and looked for correlations between the data. The expression of these proteins is known in breast carcinoma, but it has not been investigated in bone metastatic tissue to date. Immunohistochemical analysis was carried out on bone metastasis specimens, then semiquantitative evaluation of the results and the Pearson test were performed to determine eventual correlations. KHDRBS1 expression was significantly higher in the nuclei than in the cytosol of metastatic cells; LEPR was prevalently observed in the cytosol and the nuclei; leptin and adiponectin were found in metastatic cells and stromal cells; the strongest positive correlation was between nuclear KHDRBS1 and nuclear LEPR expression. Taken together, our findings support the importance of the leptin/LEPR/KHDRBS1 axis and of adiponectin in the progression of bone metastasis and suggest their potential application in pharmacological interventions.
Leptin, leptin receptor, khdrbs1 (Kh rna binding domain containing, signal transduction associated 1), and adiponectin in bone metastasis from breast carcinoma : An immunohistochemical study / P. Maroni, A. Luzzati, G. Perrucchini, L. Cannavo, P. Bendinelli. - In: BIOMEDICINES. - ISSN 2227-9059. - 8:11(2020 Nov 17), pp. 510.1-510.14.
|Titolo:||Leptin, leptin receptor, khdrbs1 (Kh rna binding domain containing, signal transduction associated 1), and adiponectin in bone metastasis from breast carcinoma : An immunohistochemical study|
MARONI, PAOLA MARIA (Primo) [Investigation] (Corresponding)
BENDINELLI, PAOLA (Ultimo) [Writing – Review & Editing] (Corresponding)
|Parole Chiave:||Adiponectin; Bone metastasis; KH RNA binding domain containing; Leptin; Leptin receptor (LEPR); Signal transduction associated 1 (KHDRBS1)|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/04 - Patologia Generale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||17-nov-2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/biomedicines8110510|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|