Vera Cavalcanti de Araújo

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Neoplasms and tumours related to the odontogenic apparatus may be composed only of epithelial tissue or epithelial tissue associated with odontogenic ectomesenchyme. The immunohistochemical detection of different cytokeratins (CKs) polypeptides and vimentin has made it easier to explain the histogenesis of many epithelial diseases. The present study aimed(More)
OBJECTIVE The definition of plasmacytoid myoepithelioma, a neoplasm exhibiting myoepithelial differentiation, has been recently questioned. To better understand the histogenesis of this neoplasm, we searched for myoepithelial markers in histologic sections of plasmacytoid myoepithelioma and in a cell line (M1) derived from this same neoplasm. STUDY DESIGN(More)
A panel of antibodies composed of the cytokeratins (CKs), vimentin, and actin was applied to 114 minor salivary gland tumors to evaluate its diagnostic value. The results revealed that luminal cells of intercalated duct-like structures, such as those seen in pleomorphic adenoma, basal cell adenoma, adenoid cystic carcinoma, and epithelial-myoepithelial(More)
CD10 is a cell surface peptidase expressed in a wide variety of normal and neoplastic tissues, including breast myoepithelial cells. In salivary glands, expression of CD10 has only been used to identify neoplastic myoepithelial cells of pleomorphic adenomas and myoepithelial carcinomas. However, its accuracy in other salivary tumors with myoepithelial(More)
Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia (IPEH) is a benign, nonneoplastic, vascular lesion. The main significance of the lesion lies in the fact that it may be mistaken for angiosarcoma. Oral lesions are uncommon and the present paper reports 2 cases of oral IPEH, in different sites. Histologically, the tissue was characterized by papillary fronds(More)
OBJECTIVE This study evaluated the biocompatibility of two dentin bonding agents (Clearfil Liner Bond 2 and Scotchbond Multi-Purpose) applied in human dental pulps and cell cultures. METHOD AND MATERIALS In vivo: Twenty human third molars that were scheduled for extraction were used. After cavity preparation, pulp exposure was achieved with a carbide bur.(More)
PURPOSE This study evaluated the response of human pulps capped with a bonding agent after bleeding control with different hemostatic agents. MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty-five Class II cavities were prepared in 25 caries-free human premolars scheduled for extraction due to orthodontic treatment. The pulp exposures were performed on the occlusal floor. The(More)
This study was performed on oral squamous cell carcinomas (OSCC) in order to investigate the relation between the number of interphase silver-stained nucleolar organizer regions (AgNORs) and the immunolabeling of proliferation-associated markers, using antibodies to Ki-67 and proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA). Fifteen consecutive cases of oral(More)
Vimentin versus actin expression was immunohistochemically studied in myoepithelial cells of 24 salivary gland tumors in which the participation of myoepithelial cells as a tumoral component has been postulated: two basal cell adenomas, seven pleomorphic adenomas, two myoepitheliomas, seven adenoid cystic carcinomas (two tubular, four cribriform, one(More)
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma (PPARγ) regulates both glucose metabolism and bone mass. Evidence suggests that the therapeutic modulation of PPARγ with synthetic agonists activity may elicit undesirable effects on bone. However, there is no information regarding its natural agonist 15d-PGJ2, besides its excellent anti-inflammatory action.(More)