Repressor element silencing transcription factor ( REST) is a transcription repressor, expressed in several malignancies. This study aims to evaluate the prognostic values of REST and its splicing variant REST4 in glioma, and investigate the potential correlation between REST and REST4.
REST and REST4 expression values were evaluated by qRT-PCR in 89 patients with gliomas and 10 with normal brain tissues.
Upregulation of REST was related to higher World Health Organization (WHO) grade, larger tumor size, higher ki67, and higher p53 positive rate. After radiotherapy+temozolomide (RT+TMZ) treatment, low REST expression patients could get better therapeutic efficacy ( P=0.031). The positive rate of REST4 expression was only 13.5% in glioma tissues, and REST4 expression was not associated with clinical characteristics and REST expression in this study.