CLIC1 overexpression is associated with poor prognosis in gallbladder cancer

  • Ding Q
  • Li M
  • Wu X
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The chloride intracellular channel 1 (CLIC1) gene family is a recently identified class of Cl channel proteins. Although CLIC1 involvement is well established in some cancers such as gastric cancer and colon cancer, its expression pattern in gallbladder cancer (GBC) remains unknown. The aim of our study was to investigate the expression of CLIC1 in relation to progression and prognosis of GBC. Eight fresh gallbladder cancers paired with adjacent non-tumour tissues were quantified using real-time PCR and Western blot. Tissue samples from resected gallbladder cancer (n = 75) and cholelithiasis (n = 75) were evaluated for CLIC1 expression by immunohistochemical staining. Their expression was correlated with different clinicopathological parameters. CLIC1 expression was significantly higher (62.7 %) in gallbladder cancer than in cholelithiasis (21.3 %, p  0.05). Univariate Kaplan-Meier analysis showed that a positive CLIC1 expression was associated with a decreased overall survival (p 

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