Renata U Kusinska

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The tetraspanin CD151 forms stoichiometric complexes with laminin-binding integrins (e.g., alpha3beta1, alpha6beta1, and alpha6beta4) and regulates their ligand-binding and signaling functions. We have found that high expression of CD151 in breast cancers is associated with decreased overall survival (3.44-fold higher risk of death). Five-year estimated(More)
OBJECTIVE We investigated whether basal cytokeratin (CK5/6 or CK17) expression had an impact on survival in patients with operable breast cancer. METHODS Expression of CK5/6 or CK17 was analyzed by immunohistochemistry in 195 women with breast cancer. RESULTS In total, 72 (37%) tumor samples were regarded as being positive for CK5/6 or CK17. The(More)
Definitions of basal-like breast cancer phenotype vary, and microarray-based expression profiling analysis remains the gold standard for the identification of these tumors. Immunohistochemical identification of basal-like carcinomas is hindered with a fact, that on microarray level not all of them express basal-type cytokeratin 5/6, 14 and 17. We compared(More)
BACKGROUND Vimentin is one of the cytoplasmic intermediate filament proteins which are the major component of the cytoskeleton. In our study we checked the usefulness of vimentin expression in identifying cases of breast cancer with poorer prognosis, by adding vimentin to the immunopanel consisting of basal type cytokeratins, estrogen, progesterone, and(More)
AIMS WWOX is a tumour suppressor gene involved in various tumours including breast cancer. High chromosomal abnormalities in a genomic region spanned by WWOX are associated with the fact that this gene covers approximately 1 million base pairs of the second most affected among common chromosomal fragile sites FRA16D. We evaluated WWOX expression levels in(More)
Breast cancer is a major cause of cancer-related deaths in women. It is known that obesity is one of the risk factors of breast cancer. The subject of our interest was genes: FTO, MC4R and NRXN3–associated with obesity. In this study we have analyzed frequencies of genomic variants in FTO, MC4R and NRXN3 in the group of 134 breast cancer patients. We(More)
Integrin α3β1 regulates adhesive interactions of cells with laminins and have a critical role in adhesion-dependent cellular responses. Here, we examined the role of α3β1-integrin in ErbB2-dependent proliferation of breast cancer cells in three-dimensional laminin-rich extracellular matrix (3D lr-ECM). Depletion of α3β1 in ErbB2-overexpressing breast cancer(More)
BACKGROUND HER2 overexpression is an unfavorable prognostic factor in patients with breast cancer, but it is also a target for the monoclonal antibody trastuzumab, which is effective in adjuvant and palliative settings. HER2 positivity is an inclusion criterion for immunotherapy, but it is not a positive predictive factor, and only half of patients benefit(More)
BACKGROUND Cyclin E is an important regulator of cell-cycle progression. High levels of cyclin E protein in breast cancer have been reported in association with higher disease stage, poor histological differentiation of tumor, and lack of steroid receptors. Data concerning the prognostic relevance of cyclin E expression in breast cancer are conflicting. The(More)
The main objective of this retrospective study was to investigate relations between cyclin E and pathoclinical factors in patients with operable breast cancer. Expression of cyclin E was analyzed by immunohistochemistry in specimens of invasive ductal breast cancer tissue obtained from 189 women during radical mastectomy. Overall, 110 tumor samples were(More)