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ADAMTS1, a putative anti-angiogenic factor, is decreased in human prostate cancer.

Journal article
Authors Helene Gustavsson
Wanzhong Wang
Karin Jennbacken
Karin Welén
Jan-Erik Damber
Published in BJU international
Volume 104
Issue 11
Pages 1786-90
ISSN 1464-410X
Publication year 2009
Published at Institute of Clinical Sciences
Pages 1786-90
Language en
Keywords ADAMTS1, angiogenesis, androgen independent, microvessel density, prostate cancer
Subject categories Urology and andrology


OBJECTIVE: To investigate the expression of 'ADAM metallopeptidase with thrombospondin type I motif, 1' (ADAMTS1) in human prostate cancer, and to study its relationship to microvessel density (MVD) and metastasis. ADAMTS1 has been described as an anti-angiogenic and antitumour factor, but its function in prostate cancer is unknown. PATIENTS AND METHODS: ADAMTS1 expression was evaluated by immunohistochemistry in specimens obtained by transurethral resection of the prostate from patients with hormone-naïve and hormone-refractory prostate tumours, including adjacent benign tissue. A semiquantitative scoring system was used for evaluating the staining. MVD was quantified by counting the number of CD34-positive blood vessels. RESULTS: ADAMTS1 was strongly expressed in the luminal epithelial cells in benign prostate glands, whereas expression was significantly lower in prostate cancer cells. There was no obvious difference between hormone-naïve and hormone-refractory tumours, and ADAMTS1 expression did not correlate with Gleason score. However, in hormone-refractory tumours from patients with metastatic disease, the expression of ADAMTS1 was significantly lower than in tumours from patients without metastases. Furthermore, the MVD was higher in hormone-refractory than in hormone-naïve tumours and benign tissue, and MVD correlated with Gleason score. There was no association between ADAMTS1 and MVD in the hormone-naïve tumours, while hormone-refractory tumours with low ADAMTS1 expression had a higher MVD than those with moderate/high expression. CONCLUSION: ADAMTS1 expression is decreased in prostate cancer, and might be involved in the early steps of prostate cancer development. Further, ADAMTS1 might have an anti-angiogenic and antimetastatic role in hormone-refractory prostate cancer, where low ADAMTS1 expression is associated with a high MVD and metastasis.

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