LAPTM4B gene copy number gain is associated with inferior response to anthracycline-based chemotherapy in hormone receptor negative breast carcinomas.

PURPOSE: To determine the associations between lysosomal-associated transmembrane protein 4b (LAPTM4B) gene copy number and response to different chemotherapy regimens in hormone receptor negative (HR-) primary breast carcinomas. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Two cohorts were analyzed: (1) 69 core biopsies...

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Main Authors: Rusz Orsolya
Papp Orsolya
Vízkeleti Laura
Molnár Béla Ákos
Bende Kristóf Csaba
Lotz Gábor
Ács Balázs
Kahán Zsuzsanna
Székely Tamás
Kulka Janina
Szállási Zoltán
Tőkés Anna-Mária
Format: Article
Published: 2018
Series:CANCER CHEMOTHERAPY AND PHARMACOLOGY 82 No. 1
doi:10.1007/s00280-018-3602-z

mtmt:3376691
Online Access:http://publicatio.bibl.u-szeged.hu/14636
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Summary:PURPOSE: To determine the associations between lysosomal-associated transmembrane protein 4b (LAPTM4B) gene copy number and response to different chemotherapy regimens in hormone receptor negative (HR-) primary breast carcinomas. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Two cohorts were analyzed: (1) 69 core biopsies from HR-breast carcinomas treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy (anthracycline based in 72.5% of patients and non-anthracycline based in 27.5% of patients). (2) Tissue microarray (TMA) of 74 HR-breast carcinomas treated with adjuvant therapy (77.0% of the patients received anthracycline, 17.6% of the patients non-anthracycline-based therapy, and in 5.4% of the cases, no treatment data are available). Interphase FISH technique was applied on pretreatment core biopsies (cohort I) and on TMAs (cohort II) using custom-made dual-labelled FISH probes (LAPTM4B/CEN8q FISH probe Abnova Corp.). RESULTS: In the neoadjuvant cohort in the anthracycline-treated group, we observed a significant difference (p = 0.029) of average LAPTM4B copy number between the non-responder and pathological complete responder groups (4.1 +/- 1.1 vs. 2.6 +/- 0.1). In the adjuvant setting, the anthracycline-treated group of metastatic breast carcinomas was characterized by higher LAPTM4B copy number comparing to the non-metastatic ones (p = 0.046). In contrast, in the non-anthracycline-treated group of patients, we did not find any LAPTM4B gene copy number differences between responder vs. non-responder groups or between metastatic vs. non-metastatic groups. CONCLUSION: Our results confirm the possible role of the LAPTM4B gene in anthracycline resistance in HR- breast cancer. Analyzing LAPTM4B copy number pattern may support future treatment decision.
Physical Description:139-147
ISSN:0344-5704