CD56 expression is associated with neuroectodermal differentiation in ameloblastomas: an immunohistochemical evaluation in comparison with odontogenic cystic lesions

@article{Kusafuka2010CD56EI,
  title={CD56 expression is associated with neuroectodermal differentiation in ameloblastomas: an immunohistochemical evaluation in comparison with odontogenic cystic lesions},
  author={Kimihide Kusafuka and Kumiko Hirobe and Masahiro Wato and Akio Tanaka and Takashi Nakajima},
  journal={Medical Molecular Morphology},
  year={2010},
  volume={44},
  pages={79-85}
}
Ameloblastoma (AB), which is the most common odontogenic tumor, may originate from the dental lamina remnants. The expression of CD56, which is a transmembrane molecule, is associated with neuroectodermal differentiation of the embryonal cells. The aim of this study was to evaluate the expression of CD56 in AB, in comparison with other odontogenic cysts. We used formalin-fi xed, paraffi n-embedded specimens from 34 cases of AB, 10 cases of keratocystic odontogenic tumor (KCOT), and 7 cases of… CONTINUE READING