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Brain-specific angiogenesis inhibitor 1 expression is inversely correlated with vascularity and distant metastasis of colorectal cancer.

Authors: Fukushima, Y  Oshika, Y  Tsuchida, T  Tokunaga, T  Hatanaka, H  Kijima, H  Yamazaki, H  Ueyama, Y  Tamaoki, N  Nakamura, M 
Citation: Fukushima Y, etal., Int J Oncol. 1998 Nov;13(5):967-70.
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:9772287

Brain-specific angiogenesis inhibitor (BAI) 1 was recently isolated as a novel p53 inducible gene. BAI1 has been suggested to play a significant role in angiostasis. We studied the expression of BAI1 in 49 colorectal cancer specimens by RT-PCR. BAI1 expression was significantly reduced in colorectal cancers as compared to the extraneoplastic tissues (X(2) test, p=0.041). BAI1 expression was inversely correlated with vascular invasion and metastasis (Fisher's exact test, p 0.045). Moreover, vascularity in the colorectal cancer was inversely correlated with BAI1 gene expression (Mann-Whitney U-test, p=0.0003). These observations suggested that BAI1 expression might inhibit angiogenesis and metastasis of colorectal cancer.

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