Loralee A McMahon

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Among the 77 infiltrating breast carcinomas, we found that progesterone receptor (PR) expression was inversely associated with recurrence score (RS, p < .0001). RS is also significantly associated with tubule formation, mitosis, and luminal B subtype. The equation of RS = 17.489 + 2.071 (tubal formation) + 2.926 (mitosis) -2.408 (PR) -1.061 (HER2) + 7.051(More)
Osteoclasts (OC) are bone-resorbing, multinucleated cells that are generated via fusion of OC precursors (OCP). The frequency of OCP is elevated in patients with erosive inflammatory arthritis and metabolic bone diseases. Although many cytokines and cell surface receptors are known to participate in osteoclastogenesis, the molecular mechanisms underlying(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate metastasis associated in colon cancer 1 (MACC1) and MET expression in colorectal adenoma, Tis, early-stage invasive (T1 and T2), and advanced adenocarcinoma with liver metastasis using immunohistochemistry. METHODS Ninety-three paraffin-embedded colorectal tumor specimens were immunohistochemically analyzed for MACC1 and MET(More)
Differentiation of primary from metastatic adenocarcinoma in the lung can be challenging, and it demands sensitive and specific biomarkers, especially when the tissue for diagnosis is limited. Thyroid transcription factor-1 (TTF-1) has been considered a reliable marker for adenocarcinoma of lung origin. However, several recent studies have shown that TTF-1(More)
Although GATA binding protein 3, a zinc finger transcription factor and an estrogen receptor-regulated gene, has recently been suggested as a marker for urothelium, prognostic significance of GATA binding protein 3 expression in bladder tumor remains unclear. We immunohistochemically stained for GATA binding protein 3 in urothelial neoplasm and matched(More)
Depending on the Breslow depth of the primary melanoma, sentinel lymph node biopsy is considered as standard of care for the staging of cutaneous melanoma, and is one of the most important prognostic factors. The histologic analysis of these specimens becomes difficult to interpret when benign intranodal nevic cells mimic metastases. Insulin-like growth(More)
The androgen receptor (AR) is strongly expressed in the majority of breast carcinomas, but its role in breast hormonal carcinogenesis is not clear. We believe a better knowledge of the biology of normal/benign breast tissue will be the key to understanding this process. Using standard immunohistochemical staining on consecutive sections and dual(More)
Maspin, a member of the serpin family of protease inhibitors, has been shown to inhibit tumor growth and suppress metastasis in several malignancies, including lung cancer. Previous studies have reported that p63 and p53 control maspin expression by transactivating the promoter. The present study analyzed immunohistochemical studies to determine the(More)
Enhancer of zeste homolog 2, the catalytic subunit of polycomb repressive complex 2, is a histone methyltransferase and plays an important role in cell proliferation and cell cycle regulation. It has been shown to be overexpressed in a number of malignant neoplasms. This study aimed to determine the expression pattern of enhancer of zeste homolog 2 in(More)
PLZF is a transcription repressor, which plays a critical role in development, spermatogenesis and oncogenesis. Down-regulation of PLZF has been found in various tumor cell lines. There has been virtually no tissue study on the expression of PLZF in prostate cancer (PCa). PCa is a heterogeneous disease, most of which are indolent and non-lethal. Currently(More)