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Implantation of chondrosarcoma in the bones of the hands is an infrequent occurrence. We present two cases in which the fifth metacarpal and the proximal phalanx of the index finger, respectively, were affected in two patients aged 47 and 67 years, who, without previous known lesions, came to consultation on the appearance of pain and progressive local(More)
Implantation of chondrosarcoma in the bones of the hands is an infrequent occurrence. We present two cases in which the fifth metacarpal and the proximal phalanx of the index finger, respectively, were affected in two patients aged 47 and 67 years, who, without previous known lesions, came to consultation on the appearance of pain and progressive local(More)
Kaposi's sarcoma is a vascular tumor caused by human herpesvirus-8 infection. Iatrogenic Kaposi's sarcoma often occurs in patients receiving immunosuppressive therapy. To date, a few cases of colonic Kaposi's sarcoma have been reported in ulcerative colitis patients treated with immunomodulators. We describe a 65-year-old male diagnosed with left-sided(More)
A novel IgG1, κ mouse monoclonal antibody (clone 1E8.33) to human procollagen 11A1 has been generated. This antibody is poorly mutated, essentially in germ line configuration; its complementarity determining regions (CDRs) are especially rich in tyrosine and serine residues. The epitope recognized is encompassed in(More)
Diabetes is associated with a diminution in exocrine pancreatic function. The goal of our study was to investigate whether the altered exocrine pancreatic function of streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats could be ameliorated by islet transplantation. Diabetic rats received either more than 1,000 syngeneic islets intraportally (islet transplantation group)(More)
BACKGROUND The collagen11A1 (COL11A1) gene is overexpressed in pancreatic cancer. The expression of COL11A1 protein could be involved in desmoplastic events in pancreatic cancer, but an antibody that specifically stains the COL11A1 protein is not currently available. METHODS AND FINDINGS A total of 54 pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas (PDAC), 23 chronic(More)
The COL11A1 human gene codes for the α1 chain of procollagen 11A1 and mature collagen 11A1, an extracellular minor fibrillar collagen. Under regular conditions, this gene and its derived products are mainly expressed by chondrocytes and mesenchymal stem cells as well as osteoblasts. Normal epithelial cells and quiescent fibroblasts from diverse locations do(More)
BACKGROUND Our previous studies demonstrated the expression of procollagen11A1 in fibroblasts of pancreatic cancer desmoplasia and the lack of expression in fibroblasts of pancreatitis by means of the polyclonal antibody (anti-proCOL11A1 pAb) we generated. In a similar way, we decided to compare the expression of procollagen11A1 in fibroblasts of(More)
The human COL11A1 gene has been shown to be up-regulated in stromal cells of colorectal tumours, but, so far, the immunodetection of procollagen 11A1, the primary protein product of COL11A1, has not been studied in detail in human colon adenocarcinomas. Some cancer-associated stromal cells seem to be derived from bone marrow mesenchymal cells; the(More)