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PURPOSE Osteopontin is a secreted cytokine that binds to the cell surface CD44v6 receptor. We studied osteopontin and CD44v6 expression in laryngeal squamous cell carcinomas and correlated osteopontin expression levels with clinicopathologic tumor features. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN We used immunohistochemistry, immunoblotting, and reverse transcription-PCR to(More)
Laryngeal dysplasia is a common clinical concern. Despite major advancements, a significant number of patients with this condition progress to invasive squamous cell carcinoma. Osteopontin (OPN) is a secreted glycoprotein, whose expression is markedly elevated in several types of cancers. We explored OPN as a candidate biomarker for laryngeal dysplasia. To(More)
BACKGROUND Very few reports have investigated the role of cell cycle regulators as biomarkers in Basaloid Squamous Cell Carcinoma (BSCC) of the larynx, a definite morphologic, uncommon, very aggressive variant of squamous cell carcinoma. Lower expression of Ki67/Mib-1, a proliferation marker highly expressed in the majority of tumours, and p53, a tumour(More)
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