NF-κB p65 phosphorylated at Serine-536 is an independent prognostic factor in Swedish colorectal cancer patients
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Background: NF-κB transcription factor protein family has diverse cellular and biological functions, and post-translational modification is important to regulate these functions. An important site of phosphorylation of p65 subunit is at Serine-536 (phospho-Ser536-p65), and this phosphorylation is involved in regulation of transcriptional activity, nuclear localization and protein stability. In this study, we investigated a phospho-Ser536-p65 in colorectal cancers and its relationship to clinicopathological factors of the patients.
Materials and Methods: Expression of phospho-Ser536-p65 was examined by using immunohistochemistry in 203 primary colorectal cancers, 156 normal mucosa specimens and 18 metastases in the lymph nodes.
Results: The expression of phospho-Ser536-p65 increased from normal mucosa to primary tumour (p<0.0001). Further, the increased expression of phospho-Ser536-p65 in the cytoplasm of the primary tumours correlated with worse survival of the patients independent of gender, age, tumor location, stage and differentiation (p=0.04, hazard ratio 1.89, 95% CI 1.03-3.47).
Conclusion: The NF-κB p65 subunit phosphorylated at Serine-536 is anindependent prognostic factor in colorectal cancer patients.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-53621OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-53621DiVA: diva2:290274