Diagnostic value of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) immunoexpression in follicular-patterned lesions of the thyroid gland

@article{Barresi2012DiagnosticVO,
  title={Diagnostic value of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) immunoexpression in follicular-patterned lesions of the thyroid gland},
  author={Valeria Barresi and Enrica E Vitarelli and Luca Reggiani Bonetti and Giovanni Tuccari and Gaetano Barresi},
  journal={Virchows Archiv},
  year={2012},
  volume={460},
  pages={319-325}
}
Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) is a protein which participates in iron trafficking and which is involved in cancerogenesis and cancer progression. Since its over-expression has been documented in thyroid malignancies in comparison to thyroid normal gland, in the present study, we aimed to determine whether the evaluation of NGAL immunoexpression may be of help in the differential diagnosis of follicular-patterned thyroid lesions. Our additional aim was to test the possible… CONTINUE READING
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