Décio-dos Santos Pinto

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BACKGROUND Salivary duct carcinoma (SDC) is considered to be a distinct malignancy of the major salivary glands, because of its highly aggressive behaviour, and the high rate of recurrence, metastasis, and disease related death. AIMS To investigate expression of the proteins involved in the retinoblastoma (pRb) and p53 pathways, which control cell cycle(More)
AIMS Granular cell tumor (GCT) is a rare neoplasm that can appear in any site of the body, but most are located intraorally. Its histogenetic origin remains unclear. This report analyzes the immunoprofile of 15 cases of granular cell tumors, occurring in 13 women and 2 men and the lesions were located on the tongue or upper lip. Patient age ranged from 7 to(More)
Heterotrimeric guanine nucleotide binding proteins (G proteins) are known to be involved in receptor-mediated synaptic activity. In order to determine which G protein isoforms, if any, are involved in synaptic regulation in the organ of Corti, we performed an extensive immunocytochemical screening. We localized a Galpha(q/11) isoform to the efferent nerve(More)
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