alexa ILK over-expression in human colon cancer progression correlates with activation of beta-catenin, down-regulation of E-cadherin and activation of the Akt-FKHR pathway.
Oncology

Oncology

Journal of Cancer Science & Therapy

Author(s): Bravou V, Klironomos G, Papadaki E, Taraviras S, Varakis J

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Abstract Integrin-linked kinase (ILK) has been implicated in the development and progression of several human malignancies. However, the role of ILK in human colon cancer progression is not well established, neither have its possible in vivo downstream effectors in the disease been identified. We studied, by immunohistochemistry, ILK, beta-catenin, E-cadherin, p-Akt and p-FKHR protein expression in 125 primary colon carcinomas and 45 corresponding lymph node metastases. ILK was expressed in 98.4\% of the primary tumours and in 100\% of metastatic lesions. The levels of ILK expression correlated strongly with tumour invasion, tumour grade and stage and were significantly higher in metastatic tumours. Activation of beta-catenin, down-regulation of E-cadherin and activation of the Akt-FKHR pathway correlated significantly with both ILK expression and tumour progression parameters. In conclusion, our results suggest that ILK may have an important role in progression of human colon cancer, possibly through in vivo regulation of beta-catenin, E-cadherin and Akt pathways. Our study also provides some evidence implicating p-FKHR in human colon carcinogenesis and ILK signalling. Copyright 2005 Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland. This article was published in J Pathol and referenced in Journal of Cancer Science & Therapy

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