Relationship between clinicopathological features and HIF-2α in gastric adenocarcinoma
Hypoxia influences tumor growth by inducing angiogenesis and genetic alterations. Hypoxia-inducible factor-2α (HIF-2α) plays an essential role in oxygen homeostasis. Expression of HIF-2α-inducible genes is associated with tumor progression. In this study, we investigated this correlation immunohistochemically and using quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction to examine various clinical and pathological features in 55 specimens of gastric cancer and 40 specimens of normal gastric tissue.