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ESM1

Basics

Aliases:
This biomarker is also known as:
  • endothelial cell-specific molecule 1,
  • endocan,
  • ESM-1,

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Description…

ESM1, a secreted protein containing multiple polyadenylation and mRNA instability signals, may have potent implications in lung endothelial cell-leukocyte interactions. It is expressed in lung, on the vascular capillary network within alveolar walls, and also at lower level in kidney. The expression of the ESM1 gene is regulated by cytokines, suggesting that it may play a role in endothelium-dependent pathological disorders. Two transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene.

Attributes

QA State: Curated
Type: Protein
Short Name:
HGNC Name: ESM1

Datasets

There are no datasets associated with this biomarker.

Organs

The following organs have data associated with this biomarker…

Ovary

Attributes

Phase: Three
QA State: Under Review

Overview

ESM1 is a secreted tumor vascular marker (TVM) that is selectively expressed in tumor vasculature and represents a promising target for vascular imaging or anti-vascular therapy of epithelial ovarian cancer.

Performance Comment

ESM1 was one of 13 genes out of 50 selected for further validation in PMID:21617380. Average expression of ESM1 was significantly higher in epithelial ovarian cancer tumors than any other normal tissue tested.

Studies

This biomarker is currently being annotated or is under review. You must be logged in or do not have permission to view any additional information. Contact Heather Kincaid at heather.kincaid@jpl.nasa.gov if you should have access to this biomarker.

New Funding Opportunity: Biomarker Development Laboratories for the Early Detection Network: Applications Due May 23

Update: Pre-application webinar information now available.

The National Cancer Institute's Division of Cancer Prevention has released a new funding opportunity to solicit organ-specific applications for Biomarker Developmental Laboratories (BDLs), one of the four scientific units of the recently funded Early Detection Research Network (EDRN). The EDRN is a national infrastructure funded to discover, develop, and validate biomarkers for risk assessment, detection, and molecular diagnosis and prognosis of early cancer. BDLs are responsible for the discovery, development, characterization, and testing of new, or the refinement of existing, biomarkers and biomarker assays for risk assessment, detection, and molecular diagnosis and prognosis of cancers.

The existing BDLs are primarily focused on ovary and gastrointestinal cancers. The proposed BDLs (to be supported under this funding opportunity) should be focused on one or more of the following cancers: breast, prostate and other genitourinary organs, or lung. In addition, cancers with rapidly rising incidence rates, e.g., endometrial, hepatocellular, kidney, thyroid, oropharyngeal cancers, and/or cancers with unique etiology, e.g., mesothelioma, will be considered.

The newly funded units of the Early Detection Research Network will be announced later in April. Successful applicants have already been notified. Those researchers who were not successful during the last round of applications are encouraged to apply to this opportunity.