High Expression of Methylenetetrahydrofolate Dehydrogenase 2 (MTHFD2) in Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma and its Clinical Prognostic Significance.

High Expression of Methylenetetrahydrofolate Dehydrogenase 2 (MTHFD2) in Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma and its Clinical Prognostic Significance. Med Sci Monit. 2020 Feb 23;26:e920259 Authors: He H, Li PC, Jia W, Hu B, Ji CS Abstract BACKGROUND Recently, targeted therapy for malignant tumors has developed rapidly, but there is still no effective targeted therapy for advanced esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). Methylenetetrahydrofolate dehydrogenase 2 (MTHFD2) is a key enzyme involved in folate metabolism and is closely related to the proliferation in many cancers. However, few studies have explored the expression of MTHFD2 in ESCC and its prognostic significance. MATERIAL AND METHODS The expressions of MTHFD2, ki67, and p53 in ESCC tissues were detected by immunohistochemistry. Further, MTHFD2 expression level in ESCC and its correlations with patients' clinicopathological characteristics and survival prognosis were investigated. RESULTS The enhanced expression of MTHFD2 was observed in ESCC specimens compared with adjacent normal tissue. The increased expression of MTHFD2 was closely related to pathological grading (P=0.020) and tumor TNM stage (P=0.019). In addition, patients with high expression of MTHFD2 had worse survival than those with low MTHFD2 expression (P
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