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    P1.01 - Advanced NSCLC (ID 757)

    • Event: WCLC 2017
    • Type: Poster Session with Presenters Present
    • Track: Advanced NSCLC
    • Presentations: 1
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      P1.01-073 - Over-Expression of GGPPs Contributes to Tumor Metastasis and Correlates with Poor Prognosis of Lung Adenocarcinoma (ID 8473)

      09:30 - 16:00  |  Author(s): X. Wang

      • Abstract

      This study aimed to evaluate the biological role of geranylgeranyl diphosphate synthase (GGPPS) in the progression of lung adenocarcinoma

      GGPPS expression was detected in lung adenocarcinoma tissues by qRT-PCR, tissue microarray (TMA), and western blotting. The relationship between GGPPS expression and the clinicopathological characteristics and prognosis of lung adenocarcinoma patients was assessed. GGPPS was downregulated in SPCA-1, PC9, and A549 cells, using siRNA, and upregulated in A549 cells, using an adenoviral vector. The biological role of GGPPS in cell proliferation, apoptosis, migration, and invasion was determined by MTT and colony formation assays, flow cytometry, and transwell and wound-healing assays, respectively. In addition, the regulatory role of GGPPS on the expression of several EMT markers was determined

      GGPPS expression was significantly increased in lung adenocarcinoma tissues compared to that in adjacent normal tissues. Over-expression of GGPPS correlated with patients with large tumors, high TNM stage, lymph node metastasis and poor prognosis. Knockdown of GGPPS inhibited migration and invasion of lung adenocarcinoma cells, but did not affect cell proliferation and apoptosis. Meanwhile, GGPPS inhibition significantly increased the expression of E-cadherin, and reduced the expression of N-cadherin and vimentin in lung adenocarcinoma cells

      Over-expression of GGPPS correlates with poor prognosis of lung adenocarcinoma, and contributes to metastasis through the regulation of EMT