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CD15-containing glycoconjugates have a common trisaccharide residue, 3-fucosyl-N-acetyllactosamine, which can be recognized by a panel of monoclonal antibodies. Immunohistochemical studies revealed a widespread distribution of CD15 in several epithelial non-neural tissues as well as in the CNS. In the mature mammalian brain CD15-containing glycolipids and(More)
In 58 cases with central pontine myelinolysis (CPM) and/or extrapontine myelinolysis, systematic examination of the central nervous system was performed. The demyelinating disease occurred in three subtypes: (1) CPM, in which the lesion was confined to the pons, (2) CPM combined with extrapontine myelinolysis and (3) exclusively extrapontine myelinolysis.(More)
The anatomical and cellular distribution of non-haem iron, ferritin, transferrin, and the transferrin receptor have been studied in postmortem human brain and these studies, together with data on the uptake and transport of labeled iron, by the rat brain, have been used to elucidate the role of iron and other metal ions in certain neurological disorders.(More)
The ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) of the mammary gland represents an early, pre-invasive stage in the development of invasive breast carcinoma and is increasingly diagnosed since the introduction of high-quality mammography screening. Uncertainties in the prognosis for patients with DCIS have caused a controversial discussion about adequate treatment, and(More)
This report describes the clinico-pathological features of myofibroblastic tumors of the breast in six patients. Four women and one man presented with a benign myofibroblastoma. The sixth patient was a woman with myofibrosarcoma. All myofibroblastomas were composed of a fascicular arrangement of spindle cells embedded in dense bundles of collagen. Tumors(More)
An immunohistochemical study was performed to compare glial reactions in recent and old lesions of central pontine myelinolysis (CPM). Regions of demyelination and destruction of oligodendrocytes, showed reduced immunoreactivity of myelin basic protein (MBP), myelin-associated glycoprotein (MAG), transferrin, and carbonic anhydrase C (CA C). In addition,(More)
Gliomatosis peritonei (GP) is the metastatic implantation of glial cells within the peritoneal cavity of patients with ovarian teratomas. The case of a young woman is presented, who initially developed a mature teratoma in the left ovary that was surgically removed. Nine years later a mature teratoma in the right ovary was excised, upon which GP was found(More)
Expression of gangliosides is affected in various ways by malignant cell transformation. In the present study, we investigated the expression of CDw60, a constituent of O-acetylated disialogangliosides, in benign and atypical proliferative breast diseases, and preinvasive and invasive carcinomas by immunohistochemistry and thin-layer chromatography (TLC).(More)
CDw60 is a recently described T-cell antigen, which functionally delivers a costimulatory signal in T-cell activation. In addition, CDw60 has been regarded as a melanoma-associated antigen. To date, only limited information exists on the distribution of CDw60 in other normal and pathologically altered tissues in human. In the present study, the expression(More)
Lesion-induced regenerative sprouting of CNS axons is accompanied by reactions of the supporting glia and vascular and connective tissue which may influence the extent of regeneration. In a previous report, it was shown that after crush injury, the amyelinated optic nerve of the myelin deficient (md) mutant rat contains greater numbers of regrowing axons(More)