Wilma Pellegrini

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PURPOSE The aim of this study was to investigate the biological and clinical significance of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) signaling pathway in follicular dendritic cell sarcoma (FDC-S). EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Expression of EGFR and cognate ligands as well as activation of EGFR signaling components was assessed in clinical samples and in a primary(More)
BACKGROUND Primary sinonasal mucosal melanomas are aggressive tumors with a poor clinical control by current treatments, raising the urgent need of novel strategies. METHODS By fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), direct sequencing, and immunohistochemistry, we investigate the spectrum of molecular abnormalities in a cohort of 32 cases of primary(More)
The proliferative activity of the haematopoietic and plasma cells in bone marrow was evaluated under normal and neoplastic conditions, by means of a sequential double immunostaining technique, using monoclonal antibody MIB-1 recognizing the cell proliferation-associated nuclear antigen Ki-67, and antibodies against glycophorin-C, myeloperoxidase, factor(More)
CD15 is a useful immunohistochemical marker to identify Reed-Sternberg cells in classical Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) and to distinguish it from HD-like neoplasms, but data from the literature concerning its expression in HL are quite variable. Using immunohistochemistry we compared the reactivity of three different anti-CD15 clones (MMA, C3D1 and BY87) and(More)
Detection of atypical megakaryocytes in bone marrow biopsies, especially in cases of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), chronic myeloproliferative disorders (CMPD) and acute leukemias, is facilitated by staining for markers such as Ulex europaeus agglutinin (UEA)-J, CD31, CD61 and von Willebrand factor (VWF), the latter being considered the most sensitive.(More)
Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the biological and clinical significance of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) signaling pathway in follicular dendritic cell sarcoma (FDC-S). Experimental Design: Expression of EGFR and cognate ligands as well as activation of EGFR signaling components was assessed in clinical samples and in a primary(More)
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