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Recently, a correlation has been suggested between a loss of E-cadherin (E-CD) and increased invasiveness of neoplastic cells. In this study, E-CD expression in breast cancer was investigated using an affinity-purified antibody (ECCD-2) in an immunoenzymatic (avidin-biotin-alkaline phosphatase) test. Intensity and extension of E-CD immunoreactivity were(More)
The expression of the cell-cell adhesion molecules E- and P-cadherin has been analyzed in seven mouse epidermal keratinocyte cell lines representative of different stages of epidermal carcinogenesis. An inverse correlation between the amount of E-cadherin protein and tumorigenicity of the cell lines has been found, together with a complete absence of(More)
BACKGROUND During continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis, the peritoneum is exposed to bioincompatible dialysis fluids that cause denudation of mesothelial cells and, ultimately, tissue fibrosis and failure of ultrafiltration. However, the mechanism of this process has yet to be elucidated. METHODS Mesothelial cells isolated from effluents in dialysis(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Nitrosative stress resulting from increased nitric oxide (NO) synthesis contributes to the pathogenesis of chronic inflammatory diseases, including chronic viral hepatitis. Our goal was to assess the expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and the formation of nitrotyrosine (NTY), as a marker of nitrosative stress, in liver(More)
Several non-hypercalcemic analogs of 1alpha,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25(OH)(2)D(3)) show antitumor activity in a subset of cancer patients. High vitamin D receptor (VDR) expression, which is associated with good prognosis but is lost during tumor progression. We show that the SNAIL transcription factor represses VDR gene expression in human colon cancer(More)
PA2.26 antigen was identified as a cell-surface protein induced in epidermal carcinogenesis and skin remodeling processes. PA2.26 is expressed in carcinoma cell lines and cultured fibroblasts but absent in nontumorigenic keratinocytes. In tissues, PA2.26 is present in epithelial cells of the choroid plexus, ependyma, glomerulus and alveolus, in mesothelial(More)
The immunohistochemical expression pattern of beta-catenin has been correlated with beta-catenin gene mutations, clinicopathological features, and disease outcome in 69 stage I and II ovarian carcinomas. beta-Catenin expression was localized in the nuclei, in addition to the cytoplasm and membrane, in 11 tumors (16%): nine endometrioid carcinomas with(More)
Peritoneal fibrosis is one of the most common morphological changes observed in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients. Both resident fibroblasts and new fibroblast-like cells derived from the mesothelium by epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition are the main cells involved fibrogenesis. In order to establish markers of peritoneal(More)
Changes in E- and P-cadherin (E- and P-CD) expression during embryonic mouse first molar development were analyzed by immunohistochemistry. During the induction and morphogenesis stages (bud, cap and early bell stages), E-CD was expressed in the cells of the invaginating epithelial tooth bud and in the cells of the outer enamel epithelium, stellate(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to examine the frequency of persistent fetal dispersion of the atrioventricular (AV) node and fragmentation of the atrioventricular bundle (His) bundle in the cardiac conduction system of sudden cardiac death cases and control subjects to establish their importance as the cause of death. BACKGROUND These are two of the most(More)