Differential expression of galectin 3 in solid cell nests and C cells of human thyroid.

@article{Faggiano2003DifferentialEO,
  title={Differential expression of galectin 3 in solid cell nests and C cells of human thyroid.},
  author={Antongiulio Faggiano and Monique Talbot and Eric Baudin and Jean Michel Bidart and Martin Schlumberger and Bernard Caillou},
  journal={Journal of clinical pathology},
  year={2003},
  volume={56 2},
  pages={142-3}
}
AIMS To provide new insights into characterising solid cell nests and gain information that might help distinguish between solid cell nests and C cells. METHODS Thyroid tissue specimens from patients who had undergone prophylactic thyroidectomy for familial medullary thyroid cancer were immunostained for calcitonin, carcinoembryonic antigen, and galectin 3. RESULTS Solid cell nests displayed a strong and diffuse staining for carcinoembryonic antigen and galectin 3, but not for calcitonin. C… CONTINUE READING