J N Carvalhais

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Central giant cell granuloma (CGCG) is a reactive bone lesion that occurs mainly in the jaws. The giant cell tumour (GCT) is a benign locally aggressive neoplasm located near the articular end of tubular bones. Both lesions are characterised histologically by multinucleated giant cells in a background of ovoid to spindle-shaped mesenchymal cells. There is a(More)
Patients with the digestive form of chronic Chagas' disease exhibit abnormally increased gastrin release, possibly caused by antral gastrin cell (G cell) hyperfunction. In order to identify the mechanisms underlying this abnormality, we used an immunohistochemical method to assess the population of antral somatostatin-producing cells (D cells) in chagasic(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this report was to assess p53 and MDM2 expression in odontogenic cysts and tumours, as they are known to play important roles in cell proliferation and tumorigenesis. MATERIALS AND METHODS The expression of p53 and MDM2 proteins was determined immunohistochemically in 51 formalin-fixed, paraffin embedded specimens of odontogenic cysts(More)
The immunohistochemical expression of PCNA and Ki-67 proteins and the histochemical expression of AgNORs were studied in 20 odontogenic keratocysts in order to assess the relationship between epithelial cell proliferation and inflammation within the capsule. Immunostained cells were quantified by conventional methods, and both quantitative and morphometric(More)
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