Connexin26 expression is associated with lymphatic vessel invasion and poor prognosis in human breast cancer

@article{Naoi2006Connexin26EI,
  title={Connexin26 expression is associated with lymphatic vessel invasion and poor prognosis in human breast cancer},
  author={Yasuto Naoi and Yasuo Miyoshi and Tetsuya Taguchi and Seung Jin Kim and Takashi Arai and Yasuhiro Tamaki and Shinzaburo Noguchi},
  journal={Breast Cancer Research and Treatment},
  year={2006},
  volume={106},
  pages={11-17}
}
Cx26, which is a constituent of the connexin family, has recently been shown to promote metastasis through enhancing the vascular invasion in mouse melanoma cells. In this study, we have investigated whether or not Cx26 expression is associated with vascular invasion and recurrences in human breast cancers. Cx26 expression was studied in 152 invasive breast cancers by immunohistochemistry. In order to investigate the blood vessel invasion and lymphatic vessel invasion with precision… CONTINUE READING