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An important subgroup of adhesion molecules is the superfamily of cadherins, which takes part in cell recognition and differentiation during development. To our knowledge only one study describing N-cadherin expression in developing human brain has been performed so far. Our aim is to identify N-cadherin expression to establish a relationship between its(More)
PURPOSE Tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis inducing ligand (TRAIL) selectively induces apoptosis in cancer cells but not in normal cells, and a number of clinical trials have recently been initiated to test the safety and antitumoral potential of TRAIL in cancer patients. Four different receptors have been identified to interact with TRAIL: two are(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to provide detailed knowledge of the metastatic lymph node (LN) locations and to determine factors predicting para-aortic LN metastasis in endometrial cancer patients at risk (intermediate/high) for LN involvement. METHODS A prospective case series with planned data collection was conducted in a total of 173 patients(More)
Potential application of elastic light single-scattering spectroscopy (ELSSS) for differentiating high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL) from non-HSIL tissues was investigated. An ELSSS system was used to acquire spectra from cervix tissues. A single-fiber optical probe with a diameter of 100 μm was used for both delivery and detection of white(More)
Akt is a crucial factor for cell survival and migration. Phosphatase and tensin (PTEN) negatively regulates cell growth and survival by inhibiting PI3K-dependent signaling. PTEN also blocks Akt phosphorylation, a main downstream molecule of PI3K cascade. So far, no studies have shown PTEN expression and Akt phosphorylation levels in the developing human(More)
Background. To investigate the correlation among some of the commonly used clinical, pathological factors and newer biological indicators, and to identify the independent predictors of distant metastasis at presentation in patients with breast cancer. Methods. The pathological specimens from 73 patients with breast cancer were retrospectively evaluated by(More)
We aimed to determine the correlations between standard clinicopathological factors and expression of c-erbB-2 and p53 proteins, and to investigate the significance of these variables in relapse and disease-free survival (DFS) in breast carcinoma patients. Data from 200 patients who had undergone mastectomy for breast carcinoma were evaluated. Significant(More)
OBJECTIVE Hypoxia Inducible Factor-1alpha (HIF-1alpha) is a transcriptional factor that activates multiple genes including Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) and glucose transporter-1 (GLUT-1) in response to hypoxia and promotes neoangiogenesis. METHODS Expression of HIF-1alpha VEGF, and GLUT-1 were analyzed by immunohistochemistry and microvessel(More)
Endometrial intraepithelial neoplasia (EIN) applies specific diagnostic criteria to designate a monoclonal endometrial preinvasive glandular proliferation known from previous studies to confer a 45-fold increased risk for endometrial cancer. In this international study we estimate accuracy and precision of EIN diagnosis among 20 reviewing pathologists in(More)
The incidence of heterotopic/ectopic pregnancy has risen in recent years, largely due to more frequent use of ovulatory medicine and increased incidence of pelvic inflammatory disease. In a natural cycle, it is a very rare event. Most heterotopic/ectopic pregnancies are localized in the uterine tube and, usually, it is diagnosed when symptoms develop. We(More)