Loss of TCR-beta F1 and/or EZRIN expression is associated with unfavorable prognosis in nodal peripheral T-cell lymphomas

S. M. Rodriguez-Pinilla, M. E.C. Sanchez, J. Rodriguez, J. F. Garcia, B. Sanchez-Espiridion, L. F. Lamana, G. Sosa, J. C. Rivero, J. Menarguez, I. B. Gomez, F. I. Camacho, P. R. Guillen, C. P.S. Orduna, G. Rodriguez, C. Barrionuevo, R. Franco, M. Mollejo, J. F. Marco, R. D. De Otazu, M. A. Piris

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Abstract

Nodal peripheral T-cell lymphoma (nodal PTCL) has an unfavorable prognosis, and specific pathogenic alterations have not been fully identified. The biological and clinical relevance of the expression of CD30/T-cell receptor (TCR) genes is a topic under active investigation. One-hundred and ninety-three consecutive nodal PTCLs (89 angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphomas (AITL) and 104 PTCL-unspecified (PTCL-not otherwise specified (NOS)) cases) were analyzed for the immunohistochemical expression of 19 molecules, involving TCR/CD30 pathways and the associations with standard prognostic indices. Mutually exclusive expression was found between CD3 and TCR-beta F1 with CD30 expression. Taking all PTCL cases together, logistic regression identified a biological score (BS) including TCR molecules (TCR-beta F1 and EZRIN) that separates two subgroups of patients with a median survival of 34.57 and 5.20 months (P<0.001). Multivariate analysis identified BS and the prognostic index for PTCL (PIT) score as independent prognostic factors. This BS maintained its significance in multivariate analysis only for the PTCL-NOS subgroup of tumors. In AITL cases, only a high level of ki67 expression was related to prognosis. A BS including molecules involved in the TCR signaling pathway proved to be an independent prognostic factor of poor outcome in a multivariate analysis, specifically in PTCL-NOS patients. Nevertheless, validation in an independent series of homogeneously treated PTCL patients is required to confirm these data.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere111
JournalBlood Cancer Journal
Volume3
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2013

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This study was supported by grants from the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, Spain (RETICC, SAF2008-03871) and the Spanish Association against Cancer (AECC). We thank the CNIO Tumour Bank, especially Laura Cereceda and Maria Jesús Artiga. We are also grateful to CI Gómez, C Gonzalez and A Gutierrez for their help with the database and the statistical analysis.

Keywords

  • BLIMP1
  • EZRIN
  • JUNB
  • T-cell lymphoma
  • TCR-beta F1

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