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The reduction of E-cadherin expression, which is involved in the initial step of invasion and metastasis of cancer, was investigated in 218 human breast carcinomas. Quantitative immunohistochemical assays (ICAs) were performed on frozen sections. Quantitation was assessed by processing digitized microscopic images of immunoreactions using a computerized(More)
Meningeal solitary fibrous tumors (SFTs) and hemangiopericytomas (HPCs) are distinct entities in the World Health Organization (WHO) classification of central nervous system (CNS) tumors while they belong to the same spectrum of tumors in other locations. Well-defined histological prognostic factors are also lacking for these tumors. In order to clarify the(More)
The effects of grazing pressure and inorganic nutrient availability on the direct carbon transfer from freshly produced phytoplankton exudates to heterotrophic bacteria biomass production were studied in Mediterranean coastal waters. The short-term incorporation of ¹³C (H¹³CO₃) in phytoplankton and bacterial lipid biomarkers was measured as well as the(More)
Phytoplankton diversity, primary and bacterial production, nutrients and metallic contaminants were measured during the wet season (July) and dry season (March) in the Bach Dang Estuary, a sub-estuary of the Red River system, Northern Vietnam. Using canonical correspondence analysis we show that phytoplankton community structure is potentially influenced by(More)
The prognostic significance of c-erbB-2 oncoprotein overexpression detected in tumours by immunocytochemical assays (ICAs) was investigated in 148 breast carcinomas. ICAs were performed under optimal technical conditions with frozen tissue sections and included automated immunoperoxidase technique and computer-assisted analysis (densitometry) of digitized(More)
The histological classification of human gliomas remains in 2005 a challenge. The aim is to define the histological type of glioma (astrocytic, oligodendrocytic or mixed) and the grade in order to classify the patients and give them an accurate treatment. Although the standard remains the WHO classification, this classification suffered from lack of(More)
Glial and glioneuronal tumors in children and adult demonstrate distinctive clinical, neuroradiological and molecular features depending on the pathological subtype and within a same subgroup according to the age. In children, gliomas are mainly located in the infratentorial part of the brain. They are most often benign and circumscribed but infiltrative(More)
Ezrin is a cytoskeleton linker protein that is actively involved in the metastatic process of cancer cells. We have searched for a prognostic value of ezrin and some of its partners: alpha-smooth muscle actin and CD44H in 37 patients with an osteosarcoma. Automate immunohistochemistry (IHC) with anti-ezrin, alpha-smooth muscle actin and CD44H antibodies was(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the prognostic significance of quantitative CD31 immunohistochemical assays. CD31 assays were performed on a series of 167 breast carcinoma specimens under optimal technical conditions that involved frozen sections, an automated immunoperoxidase technique, and computer-assisted analysis of digitized colored(More)
CD44 variants carrying sequences encoded by exon v6 are preferentially expressed in metastatic animal cancer cell lines. CD44v6 overexpression correlates tumor dedifferentiation and progression in some human carcinomas, but the relationship of CD44v6 overexpression with metastatic behavior of tumor observed in animal models is controversial, particularly in(More)