Tumor Biology

, Volume 37, Issue 9, pp 11723–11732 | Cite as

Ubiquitin-Conjugating Enzyme E2T is an Independent Prognostic Factor and Promotes Gastric Cancer Progression

  • Hao Yu
  • Pei Xiang
  • Qi Pan
  • Yijiao Huang
  • Nanlan Xie
  • Weimin Zhu
Original Article


Ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme E2T (UBE2T) is a member of the E2 family that mediates the ubiquitin-proteasome system and regulates gene expression. It is a major oncogene in several cancers such as lung cancer and breast cancer, while the potential functions of UBE2T in gastric cancer (GC) remains largely unknown. Here, we identified the roles of UBE2T in GC progression and its potential to act as a prognostic marker of GC. Our data demonstrated that UBE2T was significantly upregulated in gastric cancer tissues, and the high expression of UBE2T was significantly correlated with poor differentiation, high T classification, and poor prognosis. In vitro experiments indicated that UBE2T promoted cell proliferation and inhibited cell cycle arrest. In addition, we observed that UBE2T modulated cell mobility by inducing epithelial-mesenchymal transition. Collectively, these findings suggest that UBE2T plays an important role in the tumorigenesis of gastric cancer and could act as a potential independent prognostic factor for cancer therapy.


UBE2T Gastric cancer Prognosis Proliferation 


Compliance with Ethical Standards

This study was supported by the Ethics Committee of Binhu Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital. All patients agreed to participate in the study and gave written informed consent. The tissue microarray (TMA) containing 180 cases of gastric cancer specimens used in this study was purchased from Shanghai Outdo Biotech Inc, and the clinicopathological features were complete.

Conflicts of Interest


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hao Yu
    • 1
  • Pei Xiang
    • 1
  • Qi Pan
    • 1
  • Yijiao Huang
    • 1
  • Nanlan Xie
    • 1
  • Weimin Zhu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OncologyBinhu Traditional Chinese Medicine HospitalWuxiPeople’s Republic of China

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