Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title:||RhoA protein expression correlates positively with degree of malignancy in astrocytomas||Authors:||Yan, B.
|Issue Date:||2006||Citation:||Yan, B., Peh, B.K., Salto-Tellez, M., Chour, H.H., Lim, C. (2006). RhoA protein expression correlates positively with degree of malignancy in astrocytomas. Neuroscience Letters 407 (2) : 124-126. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.||Abstract:||Astrocytic tumors are the most common intracranial neoplasms. Their prognoses correlate with a conventional morphological grading system that suffers from diagnostic subjectivity and hence, inter-observer inconsistency. A molecular marker that provides an objective reference for classification and prognostication of astrocytic tumors would be useful in diagnostic pathology. RhoA, a GTPase protein involved in cell migration and adhesion, has been shown to be upregulated in a variety of human cancers. Based on direct analysis of clinical materials, our study demonstrates increased expression of RhoA in high-grade astrocytomas. This observation may be relevant to astrocytoma biology and the development of potential therapeutics against high-grade astrocytomas. Of more immediate consequence, utilization of this marker may aid in the routine pathological grading (and hence prognostication) of astrocytomas. © 2006 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.||Source Title:||Neuroscience Letters||URI:||http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/30178||ISSN:||03043940|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
Show full item record
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
checked on Mar 7, 2018
WEB OF SCIENCETM
checked on Dec 31, 2018
checked on Apr 19, 2019
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.