Activated in prostate cancer: A PDZ domain-containing protein highly expressed in human primary prostate tumors

Hassan Chaib, Mark A. Rubin, Neil R. Mucci, Lang Li, Jeremy M.G. Taylor, Mark L. Day, Johng S. Rhim, Jill A. Macoska

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Abstract

Critical events in prostate tumorigenesis and metastasis likely include the abnormal activation and expression of specific genes. Using RNA expression profiling techniques, we have identified a transcript originating from the activated in prostate cancer (AIPC) gene, the expression of which is preferentially up-regulated in several cultured prostate tumor cell lines and human primary prostate tumors. Sequence analysis revealed that the AIPC protein encodes six PDZ domains, which are protein-protein binding domains likely involved in protein clustering and scaffolding. Immunohistochemical analysis of a tissue microarray comprising 158 tumor, 18 high-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia, and 91 normal prostate specimens with an anti-AIPC antibody demonstrated abundant AIPC protein expression in 75% of tumors, 83% of prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia lesions, and 3% of normal tissues (P < 0.0001). These data suggest that the accumulation of AIPC protein may be closely associated with the initiation or early promotion of prostate tumorigenesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2390-2394
Number of pages5
JournalCancer Research
Volume61
Issue number6
StatePublished - Mar 15 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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    Chaib, H., Rubin, M. A., Mucci, N. R., Li, L., Taylor, J. M. G., Day, M. L., Rhim, J. S., & Macoska, J. A. (2001). Activated in prostate cancer: A PDZ domain-containing protein highly expressed in human primary prostate tumors. Cancer Research, 61(6), 2390-2394.