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The nuclear factor (NF)-kappaB system is a promising anticancer target due to its role in oncogenesis and chemoresistance in preclinical models. To provide evidence in a clinical setting on the role of NF-kappaB in breast cancer, we aimed to study the value of basal NF-kappaB/p65 in predicting resistance to neoadjuvant chemotherapy, and to characterise the(More)
Nuclear factor (NF)-kappaB/p65 regulates the transcription of a wide variety of genes involved in cell survival, invasion and metastasis. We characterised by immunohistochemistry the expression of NF-kappaB/p65 protein in six histologically normal prostate, 13 high-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN) and 86 prostate adenocarcinoma specimens.(More)
BACKGROUND: There is scanty and contradictory information regarding the comparison of traditional histological dating criteria of the endometrium with the expression of the new markers of endometrial receptivity such as αvβ3 integrin and pinopods. Also, definite data with respect to the potential correlation existing between these different new markers in(More)
The introduction of high-throughput techniques is increasingly providing abundant information on molecular alterations requiring validation at the posttranscriptional level. Protein expression is now efficiently evaluated in large series of tumors included in tissue microarrays. We propose, describe and validate a technique to elaborate paraffin-embedded(More)
PURPOSE Bone marrow stem cells (BMSC) were transplanted into the perilesional area in five patients bearing sequels of stroke, to evaluate the safety of the procedure and tolerance to the transplanted cells. METHODS Cells were obtained from bone marrow samples taken from the same patient and stereotactically implanted into the targets, determined using a(More)
It has been recently proposed that the immunohistochemical evaluation of alphavbeta3 integrin in combination with histologic dating in midluteal endometrial biopsy specimens should be performed to evaluate the endometrial receptivity in the infertile patient. However, no studies have attempted to correlate these findings with subsequent fecundity. In 100(More)
PROBLEM Whether decidual leukocyte recruitment and/or increase is primarily hormonally regulated or induced mainly by blastocyst implantation is a matter of debate. Thus, this study investigated the number and distribution of leukocyte populations, with emphasis on natural killer (NK) cells of uterine and peripheral type, within decidual tissue from women(More)
The histological study of the placenta is useful in the diagnosis of malaria during pregnancy. However, the scarcity of parasites and pigment in many malarial infections renders their identification difficult. We have tested the accuracy of standard and polarisation microscopy in the evaluation of 500 placental specimens from an area of high malarial(More)
BACKGROUND Nonmelanoma skin cancers (NMSCs), the most common malignancy in kidney transplant recipients (KTRs), are more frequent and aggressive in KTR than in the general population. These phenomena could be caused by immunosuppressive treatments, both by decreasing immunosurveillance and by a direct oncogenic potential. METHODS To assess the possible(More)