CD44 expression in benign and malignant nevomelanocytic lesions.

Abstract

CD44 is an integral membrane glycoprotein that is a principal receptor for hyaluronan and plays a role in cell-extracellular matrix interactions. Recent studies of melanomas in mouse models have suggested that increased CD44 expression by these tumors may relate to metastatic potential. Immunohistochemical expression of CD44 (standard [s] and variant [v6… (More)

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