Dynamic relationship between SIPA1 gene and protein expression and the development of gastric cancer.
Association of signal-induced proliferation-associated 1 (SIPA) gene and protein expression with gastric cancer development was examined. SIPA1 mRNA and protein levels were determined by real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction and western blot, respectively, in 40 gastric tumor and tumor-adjacent normal tissues. SIPA1, VEGF-A, and FVIII levels in 60 gastric tumor and 40 tumor-adjacent normal tissues were examined by immunohistochemical staining. Correlations between SIPA1, VEGF-A, and microvessel density (MVD) were analyzed. SIPA1 mRNA levels were significantly lower in tumor tissues than in tumor-adjacent normal tissues (P 0.05). Significantly higher MVD (57.4 ± 9.3) was observed in tumor tissues displaying positive SIPA1 staining than in tumor-adjacent normal tissues (41.2 ± 5.7, P