Objective: To investigate the activation of the BMP7 and laminin pathway is associated with glioma cell proliferation and differentiation.
Patients and methods: We enrolled 65 patients with primary operable glioma. Laminin and BMP7 protein expression and its subcellular localization were studied by immunofluorescence.
Results: We detected a higher level of BMP7 expression in glioma tissue in patients with a lower grade of glioma who had a lower eosinophil count. Compared to patients with a higher grade of glioma, we observed a lower level of laminin expression in patients with a lower grade of glioma.
Conclusions: Our data indicated a potential link between eosinophil counts and the expression levels of laminin and BMP7 in glioma differentiation.