The present study was to investigate the clinical significance of peroxiredoxin 2 (PRDX2), an oncoenzyme, in the development and progression of colorectal cancer(CRC).We found levels of PRDX2 mRNA and protein were higher in CRC cell lines than in normal human colonic epithelial cells. PRDX2 expression was significantly up-regulated in CRC lesions compared with that in the adjacent noncancerous tissues. CRC tissues from 148 of 226 (65.5%) patients revealed high level of PRDX2 protein expression in contrast to only 13 of 226 (5.8%) PRDX2 strong staining cases in the adjacent noncancerous tissues. Increased expression of PRDX2 protein was significantly associated with poor tumor differentiation (p = 0.001), advanced local invasion (p = 0.046), increased lymph node metastasis (p = 0.008), and advanced TNM stage (p = 0.020). Patients with higher PRDX2 expression had a significantly shorter disease-free survival and worse diseasespecific survival than those with low expression. Importantly, PRDX2 up-regulation was an independent prognostic indicator for stage I-III, early stage (stage I-II) and advanced stage (stage III) patients. In conclusion, our findings suggest PRDX2 up-regulation correlates with tumor progression and could serve as a useful marker for the prognosis of CRC.
Peng, L., Wang, R., Shang, J., Xiong, Y., & Fu, Z. (2017). Peroxiredoxin 2 is associated with colorectal cancer progression and poor survival of patients. Oncotarget, 8(9). https://doi.org/10.18632/oncotarget.14801