Heterogeneity of apoptotic pathways and c.Jun/JNK expression in malignant gliomas.

In brain tumors, the prognostic value of apoptosis is still debated, even though recent observations are rather negative. In 50 astrocytic gliomas, apoptotic nuclei were recognized by TUNEL technique and morphology and apoptotic index (AI), mitotic index (MI) and the MI/AI ratio were calculated in proliferative areas and in areas containing perinecrotic… CONTINUE READING