Expression of cholecystokinin-B/gastrin receptors in medullary thyroid cancer.

  title={Expression of cholecystokinin-B/gastrin receptors in medullary thyroid cancer.},
  author={A Amiri-Mosavi and Hakan BJ Ahlman and L. E. Tisell and Bo W{\"a}ngberg and Lars K{\"o}lby and Eva Forssell-Aronsson and P. A. Lundberg and G{\"o}ran Lindstedt and Ola Nilsson},
  journal={The European journal of surgery = Acta chirurgica},
  volume={165 7},
OBJECTIVE To characterise the cholecystokinin (CCK) receptor subtypes in medullary thyroid cancer by measuring the expression of CCK-A and CCK-B/gastrin receptor mRNA. DESIGN Open study. SETTING Teaching hospital, Sweden. SUBJECTS 6 patients with medullary thyroid cancer. INTERVENTION Pentagastrin stimulation test and measurement of calcitonin concentration. Biopsy specimens were analysed using reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE Presence of… CONTINUE READING

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