TMEFF2

Aliases:
This biomarker is also known as:
  • TPEF
  • CT120.2
  • tomoregulin
  • TR-2
  • TMEFF2
  • TR
  • cancer/testis antigen family 120, member 2
  • TENB2
  • transmembrane protein with EGF-like and two follistatin-like domains 2
  • Hyperplastic polyposis protein 1
  • Tomoregulin-2
  • transmembrane protein TENB2
  • HPP1

Description…

HPP1 (also called TMEFF2) may be a survival factor for hippocampal and mesencephalic neurons. The shedded form (generated by proteolytic shedding) up-regulates cancer cell proliferation, probably by promoting ERK1/2 phosphorylation. HPP1 is down-regulated in tumor cell lines in response to a high level of methylation in the 5' region. The CpG island methylation correlates with HPP1 silencing in tumor cell lines.

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Attributes
QA State: Accepted
Type: Genomic
HGNC Name: TMEFF2

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Attributes

Phase: 3
QA State: Accepted

Overview

Esophageal adenocarcinoma risk in Barrett's esophagus is increased 30- to 125- fold versus the general population. Among all Barrett's esophagus patients neoplastic progression occurs only once per 200 patient-years. Molecular markers (individual or in panel) would be useful to risk-stratify patients for more efficient surveillance endoscopy and to improve the early detection of progression.

Performance Comment

p16, RUNX3, and TMEFF2 (HPP1) display increasing methylation frequencies in Barrett's esophagus versus esophageal adenocarcinoma. These markers are being further investigated for potential utility in screening Barrett's patients likely to develop esophageal adenocarcinoma.

Supporting Study Data

The following studies/protocols provide evidence supporting TMEFF2 indications for the Esophagus…

Barrett's Esophagus Methylation Profiles

We propose a nested case-control study of biomarkers in the setting of BE. By bringing together research institutions with large populations of patients with BE, we will perform a multi-center study of FISH and hypermethylation markers as possible prognostic factors in BE. The centers will select from their cohorts who have progressed to HGD or to adenocarcinoma of the esophagus ("progressors"), and who also donated samples prior to the development of cancer, when their histology was felt to be benign. These subjects will be compared to individuals who have been under endoscopic surveillance, but who have not progressed to HGD or EAC ("non-progressors"). Using this approach, we hope to identify promising markers for risk stratification in BE. We expect to be able to make successful application for a prospective study of markers identified in this case-control study.

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Decision Rule

PMID:15824739

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