Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA)-a perspective marker in ovarian cancer.
Summary of "Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA)-a perspective marker in ovarian cancer."
To compare plasma lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) levels in ovarian cancer patients in women with benign ovarian tumors and in women with no ovarian pathology. We correlated clinico-pathological parameters with plasma LPA levels. Capillary electrophoresis with indirect ultraviolet detection was used to analyze the plasma LPA levels of 159 patients (81 patients with ovarian cancer, 27 women without ovarian or uterine pathologies, and 51 patients with benign ovarian tumors) during a 5-year period. Patients with ovarian cancer had a significantly higher plasma LPA level (n = 81; median (med), 11.53 μmol/l; range, 1.78-43.21 μmol/l) compared with controls with no ovarian pathology (n = 27; med, 1.86 μmol/l; range, 0.94-9.73 μmol/l), and patients with benign ovarian tumor (n = 51; med, 6.17 μmol/l; range, 1.12-25.23 μmol/l; P < 0.001). We found that plasma LPA levels were associated with the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics stage. The histological subtype and grade of ovarian cancer did not influence the plasma LPA levels in this study. The plasma LPA level can be a useful marker for ovarian cancer, particularly in the early stages of the disease.
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University Hospital, Sokolská 581, 500 05, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic, email@example.com.
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Name: Tumour biology : the journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21061112
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13277-010-0123-8
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Receptors, Lysophosphatidic Acid
A subfamily of lysophospholipid receptors with specificity for LYSOPHOSPHATIDIC ACIDS.
A proto-oncogene protein and member of the Wnt family of proteins. It is frequently up-regulated in human GASTRIC CANCER and is a tumor marker (TUMOR MARKERS, BIOLOGICAL) of gastric and COLORECTAL CANCER.
A family of G-protein-coupled receptors that bind to specific LYSOPHOSPHOLIPIDS such as lysophosphatidic acid and lysosphinglipids such as sphingosine-1-phosphate. They play an important role in the formation and function of the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM.
An antineoplastic agent used to treat ovarian cancer. It works by inhibiting DNA TOPOISOMERASES, TYPE I.
Ovarian Failure, Premature
Cessation of ovarian function after MENARCHE but before the age of 40, without or with OVARIAN FOLLICLE depletion. It is characterized by the presence of OLIGOMENORRHEA or AMENORRHEA, elevated GONADOTROPINS, and low ESTRADIOL levels. It is a state of female HYPERGONADOTROPIC HYPOGONADISM. Etiologies include genetic defects, autoimmune processes, chemotherapy, radiation, and infections.
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