Majority of breast cancers displayed moderate to strong cytoplasmic and membranous staining. Urothelial, cervical, endometrial and testicular cancers showed moderate to strong nuclear and/ or cytoplasmic membranous positivity. Few cases of ovarian and stomach cancers displayed moderate to strong nuclear staining. Remaining cancer tissues were weakly stained or negative.
PTGER3 (HGNC Symbol)
Prostaglandin E receptor 3 (subtype EP3) (HGNC Symbol)
Entrez gene summary
The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the G-protein coupled receptor family. This protein is one of four receptors identified for prostaglandin E2 (PGE2). This receptor may have many biological functions, which involve digestion, nervous system, kidney reabsorption, and uterine contraction activities. Studies of the mouse counterpart suggest that this receptor may also mediate adrenocorticotropic hormone response as well as fever generation in response to exogenous and endogenous stimuli. Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2009]