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Insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor is a prognostic factor in classical Hodgkin lymphoma

Liang, Z., Diepstra, A., Xu, C., van Imhoff, G., Plattel, W., Van Den Berg, A. & Visser, L., 28-Jan-2014, In : PLoS ONE. 9, 1, 9 p., e87474.

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The interaction between the tumor cells in classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) and the microenvironment includes aberrant activity of receptor tyrosine kinases. In this study we evaluated the expression, functionality and prognostic significance of Insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor (IGF-1R) in cHL. IGF-1R was overexpressed in 55% (44/80) of cHL patients. Phosphorylated IGF-1R was detectable in a minority of the IGF-1R positive tumor cells. The overall survival (OS, 98%) and 5-year progression-free survival (PFS, 93%) was significantly higher in IGF-1R positive cHL patients compared to IGF-1R negative patients (OS 83%, p = .029 and PFS 77%, p = .047, respectively). Three cHL cell lines showed expression of IGF-1R, with strong staining especially in the mitotic cells and expression of IGF-1. IGF-1 treatment had a prominent effect on the cell growth of L428 and L1236 cells and resulted in an increased phosphorylation of IGF1R, Akt and ERK. Inhibition of IGF-1R with cyclolignan picropodophyllin (PPP) decreased cell growth and induced a G2/M cell cycle arrest in all three cell lines. Moreover, a decrease in pCcd2 and an increase in CyclinB1 levels were observed which is consistent with the G2/M cell cycle arrest. In conclusion, IGF-1R expression in HRS cells predicts a favorable outcome, despite the oncogenic effect of IGF-1R in cHL cell lines.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere87474
Number of pages9
JournalPLoS ONE
Volume9
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 28-Jan-2014

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  • FACTOR-I RECEPTOR, FACTOR TYPE-1 RECEPTOR, INSULIN-LIKE-GROWTH-FACTOR-1 RECEPTOR, SIGNAL-TRANSDUCTION, TYROSINE KINASES, IGF-I, EXPRESSION, SURVIVAL

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