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Vasculogenic mimicry and hypoxia-inducible factor-1α expression in cervical squamous cell carcinoma

Published: March 04, 2016
Genet. Mol. Res. 15(1): gmr7396 DOI: https://doi.org/10.4238/gmr.15017396
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(2016). Vasculogenic mimicry and hypoxia-inducible factor-1α expression in cervical squamous cell carcinoma. Genet. Mol. Res. 15(1): gmr7396. https://doi.org/10.4238/gmr.15017396
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Abstract

In this study, the existence of vasculogenic mimicry (VM) in cervical squamous cell carcinoma was investigated. To this end, the relationship between hypoxia-inducible factor 1α (HIF-1α) and the development, infiltration, and metastasis of cervical squamous cell carcinoma was studied. Between January 2010 and December 2010, 67 human cervical squamous carcinoma tissue samples were collected and stained by CD34/periodic acid-Schiff double staining to detect the existence of VM. HIF-1α expression was analyzed by immunohistochemistry. The relationship between VM and HIF-1α was also analyzed. Normal cervical tissues (20 cases) from patients who had uterine surgeries in the same period were collected as controls. In the cervical squamous carcinoma tissues, positive rates of VM and HIF-1α were 38.81% (26/67) and 64.18% (43/67), respectively. This was significantly higher than those in the normal cervical tissues [0 (0/20); P

In this study, the existence of vasculogenic mimicry (VM) in cervical squamous cell carcinoma was investigated. To this end, the relationship between hypoxia-inducible factor 1α (HIF-1α) and the development, infiltration, and metastasis of cervical squamous cell carcinoma was studied. Between January 2010 and December 2010, 67 human cervical squamous carcinoma tissue samples were collected and stained by CD34/periodic acid-Schiff double staining to detect the existence of VM. HIF-1α expression was analyzed by immunohistochemistry. The relationship between VM and HIF-1α was also analyzed. Normal cervical tissues (20 cases) from patients who had uterine surgeries in the same period were collected as controls. In the cervical squamous carcinoma tissues, positive rates of VM and HIF-1α were 38.81% (26/67) and 64.18% (43/67), respectively. This was significantly higher than those in the normal cervical tissues [0 (0/20); P

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