Logo Medical Science Monitor

Call: +1.631.470.9640
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 02:00 pm EST

Contact Us

Logo Medical Science Monitor Logo Medical Science Monitor Logo Medical Science Monitor

01 April 2019 : Clinical Research  

Expression and Association of Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptor Associated Factor 4 (TRAF4) in Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Peng-Cheng Li1BCDEF, Dan-Dan Hu1BF, Wei Jia1BF, Bing Hu1AG*

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.915474

Med Sci Monit 2019; 25:2368-2376


BACKGROUND: At present, there is no effective targeted therapy for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), and it is urgent to find new targets for the treatment of ESCC. TRAF4 has been regarded as a cause of carcinogenesis due to overexpression in many cancer types and participation in multiple signaling pathways. However, there are few studies on TRAF4 in ESCC worldwide. Its expression in ESCC and whether it affects the prognosis of patients still remain unclear.

MATERIAL AND METHODS: We detected the expressions of TRAF4, ki-67, and p53 in 100 cases of ESCC and 80 cases of adjacent normal esophageal squamous epithelium tissues by immunohistochemical technique. We further explored the relationship between TRAF4 and ESCC and its prognosis through statistical analysis.

RESULTS: TRAF4 was highly expressed in ESCC tissues and was mainly expressed in the cytoplasm. Overexpression of TRAF4 in ESCC was also associated with high expression of ki-67 and p53 (P<0.05). We also found that patients with high expression of TRAF4 had significantly lower OS than in patients with low TRAF4 expression (P<0.05). Overexpression of TRAF4 was an independent risk factor affecting the prognosis of patients (P<0.05).

CONCLUSIONS: We found that TRAF4 was highly expressed in ESCC tissues and was mainly expressed in the cytoplasm of cancer cells. Overexpression of TRAF4 was an independent risk factor affecting the overall prognosis of patients. The results indicated that TRAF4 may become a new target for the treatment of ESCC in the future.

Keywords: Esophageal Neoplasms, Ki-67 Antigen, Prognosis, TNF Receptor-Associated Factor 4, Tumor Suppressor Protein p53, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Biomarkers, Tumor, esophageal squamous cell carcinoma, Lymphatic Metastasis, Middle Aged, transcriptome

Add Comment 0 Comments

817 7


01 September 2023 : Editorial  

Editorial: A Rapid Global Increase in COVID-19 is Due to the Emergence of the EG.5 (Eris) Subvariant of Omicron SARS-CoV-2

Dinah V. Parums
Science Editor, Medical Science Monitor, International Scientific Information, Inc., Melville, NY, USA

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.942244

Med Sci Monit 2023; 29:e942244


In Press

21 Sep 2023 : Clinical Research  

The Impact of Implementing the Vortex Approach on Airway Management Performance in Stressed Medical Student...

Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.940372  

20 Sep 2023 : Clinical Research  

A Retrospective Study to Compare Pharyngeal Anatomical Changes Measured Before and After Treatment for Malo...

Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.941749  

20 Sep 2023 : Database Analysis  

Comparative Finite Element Analysis of Endocrowns and Traditional Restorations for Endodontically Treated M...

Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.941314  

19 Sep 2023 : Laboratory Research  

Comparative Evaluation of Dimensional (Vertical/Horizontal) and Occlusal Accuracy of Non-Working Antagonist...

Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.941654  

Most Viewed Current Articles

13 Nov 2021 : Clinical Research  

Acceptance of COVID-19 Vaccination and Its Associated Factors Among Cancer Patients Attending the Oncology ...

DOI :10.12659/MSM.932788

Med Sci Monit 2021; 27:e932788


30 Dec 2021 : Clinical Research  

Retrospective Study of Outcomes and Hospitalization Rates of Patients in Italy with a Confirmed Diagnosis o...

DOI :10.12659/MSM.935379

Med Sci Monit 2021; 27:e935379

08 Mar 2022 : Review article  

A Review of the Potential Roles of Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Pharmacological Approaches for the Man...

DOI :10.12659/MSM.936292

Med Sci Monit 2022; 28:e936292

01 Jan 2022 : Editorial  

Editorial: Current Status of Oral Antiviral Drug Treatments for SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Non-Hospitalized Pa...

DOI :10.12659/MSM.935952

Med Sci Monit 2022; 28:e935952

Your Privacy

We use cookies to ensure the functionality of our website, to personalize content and advertising, to provide social media features, and to analyze our traffic. If you allow us to do so, we also inform our social media, advertising and analysis partners about your use of our website, You can decise for yourself which categories you you want to deny or allow. Please note that based on your settings not all functionalities of the site are available. View our privacy policy.

Medical Science Monitor eISSN: 1643-3750
Medical Science Monitor eISSN: 1643-3750