Weak to moderate cytoplasmic positivity was observed in most cancer cells. Several cases of squamous cell carcinomas and urothelial cancers showed distinct cell membranous staining. Gliomas were in general negative.
SCUBE3 (HGNC Symbol)
Signal peptide, CUB domain, EGF-like 3 (HGNC Symbol)
Entrez gene summary
This gene encodes a member of the signal peptide, complement subcomponents C1r/C1s, Uegf, bone morphogenetic protein-1 and epidermal growth factor-like domain containing protein family. Overexpression of this gene in human embryonic kidney cells results in secretion of a glycosylated form of the protein that forms oligomers and tethers to the cell surface. This gene is upregulated in lung cancer tumor tissue compared to healthy tissue and is associated with loss of the epithelial marker E-cadherin and with increased expression of vimentin, a mesenchymal marker. In addition, the protein encoded by this gene is a transforming growth factor beta receptor ligand, and when secreted by cancer cells, it can be cleaved in vitro to release the N-terminal epidermal growth factor-like repeat domain and the C-terminal complement subcomponents C1r/C1s domain. Both the full length protein and C-terminal fragment can bind to the transforming growth factor beta type II receptor to promote the epithelial-mesenchymal transition and tumor angiogenesis. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2014]
Q8IX30 [Direct mapping] Signal peptide, CUB and EGF-like domain-containing protein 3
Predicted secreted proteins Secreted proteins predicted by MDSEC SignalP predicted secreted proteins Phobius predicted secreted proteins SPOCTOPUS predicted secreted proteins Protein evidence (Kim et al 2014) Protein evidence (Ezkurdia et al 2014)