[Immunohistochemical study of the extracellular matrix in non-small cell lung cancer: relation to lymph node metastasis and prognosis].

  • I. Nakajima
  • Published 1991 in
    [Hokkaido igaku zasshi] The Hokkaido journal of…


The distribution of type IV collagen and laminin in the basement membrane (BM), and fibronectin in the peritumoral stroma of 112 lung cancers (62 adenocarcinomas, 50 squamous cell carcinomas) was studied using immunohistochemical techniques to compare with tumor size, lymph node metastasis and prognosis. In normal lung tissues, type IV collagen and laminin… (More)


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