We investigated the expression of S-phase kinase-associated protein 2 (SKP2) in breast cancer tissues, and the effects of SKP2-specific small interfering RNA (siRNA) interference on breast cancer cell proliferation. Thirty subjects provided breast cancer tissue samples and 18 subjects provided normal breast specimens for this study. The expression of SKP2 in breast cancer patient tissues and normal breast tissues was detected by western blotting analysis and reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction.
The current study aimed at evaluating the association between GSTM1 null/present, GSTT1 null/present, and GSTP1 IIe105Val polymorphisms and clinical response to chemotherapy and treatment outcome of breast cancers patients. Genotyping of GSTP1 rs1695, GSTT1 deletion, and GSTM1 deletion was performed by Polymerase Chain Reaction Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) assay.