Erika Martins Pereira

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AIMS Recently, an immunohistochemical panel comprising antibodies against HER2, oestrogen receptor (ER), epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and cytokeratin (CK) 5/6 was reported to identify basal-like breast carcinomas, as defined by cDNA microarrays. Our aim was to analyse a series of metaplastic breast carcinomas (MBCs) using this panel plus two(More)
Metaplastic breast carcinomas are reported to harbour epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) overexpression in up to 80% of the cases, but EGFR gene amplification is the underlying genetic mechanism in around one-third of these. In this study, EGFR gene amplification as defined by chromogenic in situ hybridization and protein overexpression was examined in(More)
AIMS Polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma of the minor salivary glands is an infiltrative neoplasm characterized by bland-looking tumour cells arranged in diverse architectural patterns. It is considered to be of low-grade malignant potential in that nodal metastases are seen in only a minority, and distant spread is rare. Even more unusual is the(More)
The aim of this study was to test and validate a new model of extrusive luxation trauma on maxillary first molars of rats. Forty adult male rats (Rattus norvegicus albinus, Wistar; weight = 230–250 g), 45 days old, were divided into eight groups (n = 5): control groups, in which animals were not subjected to any procedure and waited 1 day (GC1D) or 3 days(More)
To investigate the expression of a marker of cell proliferation (PCNA/Cyclin) and its putative relationship with histological grading, mitotic index and estrogen receptor immunoreactivity, we studied twenty-seven cases of invasive breast carcinoma in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue sections. The PCNA and estrogen receptor were detected by the PC 10(More)
AIM To evaluate the expression of CD99/MIC-2 surface protein in invasive breast carcinomas and demonstrate whether or not there is a relationship with tumour phenotype. METHODS AND RESULTS Thirty-five invasive breast carcinomas, including five metaplastic carcinomas, were stained with CD99 primary antibodies using standard protocols based on(More)
Oral leukoplakia is the main potentially malignant oral lesion, and oral squamous cell carcinoma accounts for more than 95% of all malignant neoplasms in the oral cavity. Therefore, the aim of this study was to verify the immunoexpression of nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) proteins in dysplastic oral lesions and oral squamous cell(More)
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