Focal up-regulation of E-cadherin-catenin complex in inflamed bowel mucosa but reduced expression in ulcer-associated cell lineage.


The E-cadherin-catenin complex is important for the maintenance of epithelial architecture. We studied its expression in Crohn disease, ulcerative colitis, acute ileitis, and controls. Immunohistochemical stainings for E-cadherin, alpha-catenin, beta-catenin and gamma-catenin were performed. E-cadherin messenger RNA (mRNA) was detected using riboprobes. In… (More)


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