We examined the presence of mRNA for CD44v6 and assessed the association with clinicopathological features in 42 patients with endometrial cancer by RT-PCR and subsequent Southern blot hybridization with oligonucleotide probe specific for v6. The standard form of CD44 was expressed in all specimens and 20 out of 42 endometrial cancers expressed an isoform containing exon v6 in combination with other variant exons. However, there was no correlation between the expression of CD44v6 and any clinicopathological factors. These findings suggested that the expression of CD44v6 is not implicated in the progression and metastasis of endometrial cancer.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 13 1998|
- Endometrial cancer
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research