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About one-third of acromegalics are resistant to the clinically available somatostatin analogs (SA). The resistance is related to density reduction or different expression of somatostatin receptor subtypes (SSTR). This study analyzes SSTR’s expression in somatotrophinomas, comparing to SA response, hormonal levels, and tumor volume. We analyzed 39(More)
BACKGROUND Steroidogenic factor 1 (SF-1) is a key determinant of endocrine development and function of adrenal cortex. SF-1 overexpression and gene amplification were previously demonstrated in a small group of pediatric adrenocortical tumors. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to determine the frequency of SF-1 protein expression and gene amplification in a(More)
OBJECTIVE Non-pituitary tumors have been reported in a subset of patients harboring germline mutations in the aryl hydrocarbon receptor-interacting protein (AIP) gene. However, no detailed investigations of non-pituitary tumors of AIP-mutated patients have been reported so far. PATIENTS We examined a MEN1- and p53-negative mother-daughter pair with(More)
AIMS Histological grade is one of the most important prognostic factors in breast carcinomas, but poorly differentiated neoplasms still have quite heterogeneous biological behaviour, since they can be genetically classified as basal-like, HER2+ or even luminal. The aim was to analyse the frequency of oestrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR) and(More)
Although children with osteosarcoma have a higher incidence of a 2nd malignancy than the general population, its development in the lung is rare. The few reported cases belong to examples of carcinomas. Here we present the case of a 13-year-old boy with a primary pulmonary adenocarcinoma diagnosed 3 years after the osteosarcoma diagnosis and present a(More)
Dysregulation of the WNT and insulin-like growth factor 2 (IGF2) signaling pathways has been implicated in sporadic and syndromic forms of adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC). Abnormal β-catenin staining and CTNNB1 mutations are reported to be common in both adrenocortical adenoma and ACC, whereas elevated IGF2 expression is associated primarily with ACC. To(More)
An experiment based on astrocyte immunoreactivity to glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) was designed to determine whether the astrocyte response in canine distemper encephalitis (CDE) was associated with the age of the animal, type of lesion and the cerebellar region affected. Four histopathological types of CDE lesion were examined, namely acute (11(More)
UNLABELLED Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) encompasses the whole spectrum of steatosis, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), and NASH-related cirrhosis (NASH/Cir). Although molecular advances have been made in this field, the pathogenesis of NAFLD is not completely understood. The gene expression profiling associated to NASH/Cir was assessed, in(More)
INTRODUCTION Oncogenic ALK kinase activity associated with ALK gene rearrangement is the target of crizotinib, an ALK inhibitor recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of ALK-rearranged (ALK+) non-small cell lung cancers. ALK+ status is generally thought to be mutually exclusive of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and(More)
NaPi2b, a sodium-dependent phosphate transporter, is highly expressed in ovarian carcinomas and is recognized by the murine monoclonal antibody MX35. The antibody had shown excellent targeting to ovarian cancer in several early phase clinical trials but being murine the antibody's full therapeutic potential could not be explored. To overcome this impediment(More)