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Galectin-1: a small protein with major functions.
Galectins are a family of carbohydrate-binding proteins with an affinity for beta-galactosides. Galectin-1 (Gal-1) is differentially expressed by various normal and pathological tissues and appearsExpand
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Galectin‐1 Modulates Human Glioblastoma Cell Migration into the Brain Through Modifications to the Actin Cytoskeleton and Levels of Expression of Small GTPases
We show that high-grade astrocytic tumors with high levels of galectin-1 expression are associated with dismal prognoses. The immunohistochemical analysis of galectin-1 expression of human U87 andExpand
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Galectins as modulators of tumor progression in head and neck squamous cell carcinomas
Head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCCs) remain a significant cause of morbidity worldwide. Biological therapies able to induce and/or upregulate antitumor immune responses could represent aExpand
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Galectins and cancer.
The galectins are a family of proteins that are distributed widely in all living organisms. All of them share galactose-specificity. At present, 14 members of the family are characterized in mammals.Expand
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Supratentorial Pilocytic Astrocytomas, Astrocytomas, Anaplastic Astrocytomas and Glioblastomas are Characterized by a Differential Expression of S100 Proteins
The levels of expression of the S100A1, S100A2, S100A3, S100A4, S100A5, S100A6 and S100B proteins were immunohistochemically assayed and quantitatively determined in a series of 95 astrocytic tumorsExpand
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Nearest-neighbor classification for identification of aggressive versus nonaggressive low-grade astrocytic tumors by means of image cytometry-generated variables.
The authors investigated whether cytometry-related variables generated by means of computer-assisted microscopic analysis of Feulgen-stained nuclei can contribute significant information toward theExpand
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Galectins Are Differentially Expressed in Supratentorial Pilocytic Astrocytomas, Astrocytomas, Anaplastic Astrocytomas and Glioblastomas, and Significantly Modulate Tumor Astrocyte Migration
Galectins, a family of mammalian lectins with specificity to β‐galactosides, are involved in growth‐regulatory mechanisms and cell adhesion. A relationship is assumed to exist between the levels ofExpand
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Galectin‐1 is highly expressed in human gliomas with relevance for modulation of invasion of tumor astrocytes into the brain parenchyma
Protein (lectin)‐carbohydrate interaction is supposed to be relevant for tumor cell behavior. The aims of the present work are to investigate whether galectin‐1 modulates migration/invasion featuresExpand
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Up-regulation of galectin-3 and its ligands by Trypanosoma cruzi infection with modulation of adhesion and migration of murine dendritic cells.
The impact of a pathogen-induced inflammatory response on dendritic cells (DCs) and on their expression of galectin-3 (Gal-3) was studied on splenic DCs (sDCs) from Trypanosoma cruzi-infected mice.Expand
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Gastrin Significantly Modifies the Migratory Abilities of Experimental Glioma Cells
Malignant astrocytic tumors are characterized by the pronounced and diffuse migration of tumor astrocytes into the brain parenchyma. The present study shows that gastrin is a brain neuropeptide thatExpand
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