Mery Kostianovsky

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We investigated the expression and distribution of the extracellular matrix protein tenascin (TN) in 59 astrocytomas and 11 samples of normal brain by Western blot analysis and immunohistochemistry using antibodies against human TN. The tumors included 14 juvenile pilocytic astrocytomas (grade 1), 13 low grade fibrillary astrocytomas (grade II), 8(More)
A study of ten cutaneous angiosarcomas is presented. These tumors characteristically involve the scalp or face of elderly individuals, where they present as bluish or violaceous plaques and nodules. They have a marked tendency for local spread in surface and depth, and a third of them eventually give rise to distant metastases, particularly to cervical(More)
Seven cases of vascular neoplasia arising within lesions of hypervascular follicular hyperplasia (HFH) fulfilling the criteria of Castleman's disease are described. The patients did not have evidence of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or other immunologic disorders. The masses were solitary and located in the retroperitoneum (five cases), mediastinum(More)
Two types of cytomembranous inclusions commonly occur in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related conditions: tubuloreticular inclusions (TRI) and cylindrical confronting cisternae (CCC). CLinical and experimental studies both indicate that the occurrence of TRI in AIDS, systemic lupus erythematosus, or viral infections is(More)
Tissue biopsies and peripheral blood samples from 10 patients with the characteristic clinical features of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) were examined by electron microscopy and ultracytochemical myeloperoxidase technique. Abundant tubuloreticular inclusions (TRI) were detected within the endoplasmic reticulum of capillary endothelial cells,(More)
Blood samples from a series of 12 patients with Kaposi's sarcoma or infectious complications of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and from 18 homosexual contacts of AIDS patients were screened for interferon-related tubuloreticular inclusions (TRI) in circulating leukocytes. In the AIDS patients, TRI were detected by transmission electron(More)
The distribution of radioautographic grains over organelles within the beta cells of rat islets of Langerhans was investigated at various times after pulse labeling of the isolated islets with tritium-labeled amino acids . Ten minutes after the start of labeling most of the grains were situated over the endoplasmic reticulum and cytoplasm; by contrast, 60(More)