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  • THSD7A Positivity Predicts Poor Survival and Is Linked to High FAK Expression and FGFR1-Wildtype in Female Patients with Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lung.

THSD7A Positivity Predicts Poor Survival and Is Linked to High FAK Expression and FGFR1-Wildtype in Female Patients with Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lung.

International journal of molecular sciences (2023-07-14)
Fidelis Andrea Flockerzi, Johannes Hohneck, Frank Langer, Rainer Maria Bohle, Phillip Rolf Stahl
ABSTRACT

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the western world, with squamous cell carcinoma being one of the most common histological subtypes. Prognostic and predictive markers are still largely missing for squamous cell carcinoma of the lung (LSCC). Several studies indicate that THSD7A might at least play a role in the prognosis of different tumors. FAK seems to play an important role in lung cancer and is discussed as a potential therapeutic target. In addition, there is evidence that FAK-dependent signaling pathways might be affected by THSD7A. For that reason, we investigated the role of THSD7A as a potential tumor marker in LSCC and whether THSD7A expression has an impact on the expression level of FAK. A total of 101 LSCCs were analyzed by immunohistochemistry using tissue microarrays. THSD7A positivity was associated with poor overall survival in female patients and showed a relation to high FAK expression in this subgroup. To our knowledge, we are the first to report these correlations in lung cancer. The results might be proof of the assumed activation of FAK-dependent signaling pathways by THSD7A and that as a membrane-associated protein, THSD7A might serve as a putative therapeutic target in LSCC.

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Anti-THSD7A antibody produced in rabbit, Prestige Antibodies® Powered by Atlas Antibodies, affinity isolated antibody, buffered aqueous glycerol solution