Adhesion molecule expression in basal cell carcinoma.

  title={Adhesion molecule expression in basal cell carcinoma.},
  author={M E J M Verhaegh and Rob C Beljaards and J K E Veraart and Rick Hoekzema and Melanie Neumann},
  journal={European journal of dermatology : EJD},
  volume={8 4},
Basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) are frequently associated with a peritumoral mononuclear infiltrate. Until now, the function of this inflammatory infiltrate and its possible role in the control of tumor growth is unclear. Mechanisms controlling endothelial and target cell adhesiveness for leukocytes are important features in the development of a specific local immune response. The expression and distribution of the adhesion molecules ICAM-1, VCAM-1 and E-selectin by microvascular endothelial cells… CONTINUE READING