Galectin-3 expression in papillary microcarcinoma of the thyroid.

  title={Galectin-3 expression in papillary microcarcinoma of the thyroid.},
  author={Dubravka Cveji{\'c} and Svetlana Savin and Isidora Petrovic and Ivan Paunovic and Svetislav Tati{\'c} and Ksenija Krgovi{\'c} and Marija M Havelka},
  volume={47 2},
AIMS Galectin-3 is a beta-galactoside binding protein, recently recognized as a promising molecular marker of thyroid malignancy. As reported in several studies, galectin-3 is highly expressed in papillary thyroid carcinoma, but its expression has not been investigated in papillary microcarcinoma, which is a variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma. METHODS AND RESULTS Using a monoclonal antibody to galectin-3 and the avidin-biotin-peroxidase complex (ABC) immunohistochemical technique, we… CONTINUE READING