Svetlana B. Savin

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BACKGROUND Galectin-3 is an endogenous beta-galactoside binding lectin with putative roles in development, immunomodulation, transformation and metastasis. The purpose of this study was to analyze galectin-3 expression in a series of human thyroid neoplastic lesions. METHODS A total of 76 cases, including 47 specimens of thyroid malignancies, 14(More)
BACKGROUND Galectin-3 has been recently recognized as a promising presurgical marker of thyroid malignancy. METHODS Galectin-3 expression was examined immunohistochemically in 202 specimens of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) in relation to histomorphologic subtypes and clinicopathologic data. RESULTS.: The sensitivity of galectin-3 immunostaining versus(More)
AIMS Galectin-3 is a beta-galactoside binding protein, recently recognized as a promising molecular marker of thyroid malignancy. As reported in several studies, galectin-3 is highly expressed in papillary thyroid carcinoma, but its expression has not been investigated in papillary microcarcinoma, which is a variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma. METHODS(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the clinical utility of circulating preoperative Cyfra 21.1 [soluble fragment of cytokeratin (CK) 19] and galectin-3 (gal-3) in patients with thyroid tumors, to compare their serum values with tissue expression and to analyze the prognostic significance of these markers in relation to the clinical status of postsurgical(More)
AIM To determine whether matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) may be a useful adjunctive tool for predicting unfavorable biological behavior of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) by evaluating the expression profile and proteolytic activity of MMP-9 in PTC by different techniques and correlating the findings with clinicopathological prognostic factors. (More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the morphological and biochemical maturation of the thyroid gland in human neonates. The mean iodine concentration in the thyroid gland of very premature infants (less than 32 weeks gestational age, 0-3 days survival, n = 12) was significantly lower than in the older group (34-41 weeks gestational age, 0-30 days(More)
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and their tissue inhibitors (TIMPs) have roles in physiological and pathological processes. We evaluated immunohistochemical expression of MMP-2 and TIMP-2 in paraffin sections of 12 human fetal thyroids at mid-term gestation and 79 thyroid tumors of follicular origin. Besides evaluating expression of these proteins during(More)
Galectin-3 is a a beta-galactoside binding protein recently proposed to be a promising presurgical molecular marker for distinguishing benign from malignant thyroid neoplasms. We analyzed galectin-3 expression immunohistochemically in papillary areas of hyperplastic lesions of benign thyroid tissue in comparison with malignant papillary projections of(More)
We evaluated some proposed molecular thyroid tumor markers: thyroid peroxidase (TPO), galectin-3, cytokeratin-19, and HBME-1, individually and in combination, by immunohistochemistry in a total of 242 archival thyroid tissue sections. The expression of each individual marker was most helpful for the diagnosis of papillary carcinoma and its follicular(More)
Thyroperoxidase and galectin-3 have been reported as useful immunohistochemical markers of thyroid malignancy. In this study, we evaluated the relationship between immunohistochemical staining results for these markers and clinicopathologic features of patients with differentiated thyroid cancer. A total of 193 archival thyroid samples including 28(More)