This nm23 positivity was inversely associated with scleral invasion level (P = 0.001) and largest tumour diameter (P = 0.02), which represent the two most significant prognostic factors for metastasis.
There was no significant association between nm23-H1 expression, histologic type and age of the patients. nm23-H1 expression was not seen in our cases with metastasis and this may be related to nm23 gene alterations not being detectable by the monoclonal antibody used or to the presence of a subset of tumors in which nm23 gene abnormalities had not yet occurred at the time of tumor excision or biopsy.
Since the process of metastasis is dependent on adhesion properties of cells, the goal of our work was to describe the adhesion properties of CAL 27 cells (oral squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue) overexpressing FLAG/nm23-H1.
Expression of the metastasis suppressor NME1 in melanoma is associated with reduced cellular motility and invasion in vitro and metastasis in vivo, but the underlying molecular mechanisms are not completely understood.
The results suggest that nm23-H1 protein plays a role in the suppression of intrahepatic metastasis of hepatocellular carcinoma and that the combined expression of nm23-H1 is associated with favorable prognosis.
The role of human nonmetastatic clone 23 type 1 (nm23-H1), a metastasis-associated gene, is less clear-cut in cancer of uterine cervix; therefore, we investigate its expression in cancer tissues and its correlation with clinicopathologic variables and survival of patients.
This study aims to investigate the impacts of CO2 pneumoperitoneum on the growth of ovarian cancer in nude mice and the expression of tumor metastasis suppressor gene (NM23-H1) and matrix metalloproteinase -2 (MMP-2) in SKOV-3 ovarian cancer cell line cancer tissue.