Volume 77, Issue 6 (September 2019)                   Tehran Univ Med J 2019, 77(6): 345-351 | Back to browse issues page

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Khalighfard S, Irani S, Omranipour R, Alizadeh A M. Evaluation of matrix metalloproteinases 1 and 13 in the patients with breast cancer and their association with the clinical features. Tehran Univ Med J. 2019; 77 (6) :345-351
URL: http://tumj.tums.ac.ir/article-1-9921-en.html
1- Department of Biology, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.
2- Breast Disease Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
3- Breast Disease Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Cancer Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , aalizadeh@sina.tums.ac.ir
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Background: Metalloproteinase enzymes can lead to the digestion of the extracellular matrix and its compounds and ultimately facilitate the metastasis of cancer cells to other tissues. This study aimed to evaluate the activity of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) 1 and 13 in the tissue and plasma samples of the patients with breast cancer and their relationship with clinical features of the disease.
Methods: In this experimental study, twenty-five patients with the diagnosis of non-metastatic luminal A breast cancer in the stage 2 or 3 from the patients referred to the Cancer Institute of Iran, as well as eight healthy subjects which was performed in the Cancer Research Center of Tehran University of Medical Sciences from March 2017 to September 2017, were entered into the study. After obtaining written consent, a few biopsies of breast tumor tissues and 10 cc of the whole blood were collected from all the subjects. Then, the collagen zymography assay was used to evaluate the activity of MMPs 1 and 13.
Results: The results of the present study showed that the activity of MMPs 1 and 13 in the plasma samples was significantly increased in comparison with the healthy group (respectively P=0.0055 and P=0.0263). Unlike the MMP-13, the activity level of the MMP-1 in the tumor and plasma samples was significantly different (P=0.0227). Plasma activity levels of MMP-1 (P=0.0037) and MMP-13 (P=0.0311) were also significantly different in stages 2 and 3 of the disease. Unlike the MMP-13, the activity level of MMP-1 was significantly different in lymph nodes between the tissue and plasma samples (respectively P=0.03 and P=0.015). Moreover, there was no significant difference in the activity level of MMPs 1 and 13 with menopausal and non-menopausal status between the tissue and plasma samples.
Conclusion: The results of the present study showed that plasma concentrations of the MMPs 1 and 13 in comparison with their tissue concentrations could be an appropriate diagnostic tool for breast cancer patients.
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