Immunohistochemical study of the expression of matrix metalloproteinase-9 in skin lesions of mycosis fungoides.

@article{Rasheed2010ImmunohistochemicalSO,
  title={Immunohistochemical study of the expression of matrix metalloproteinase-9 in skin lesions of mycosis fungoides.},
  author={Hoda M. Rasheed and Marwa Mohsen Tolba Fawzi and Mona R. E. Abdel-Halim and Amal Abdel Haleem Mohamed Eissa and Nahla Mohammed Salem and Soheir Mahmoud Mahfouz},
  journal={The American Journal of dermatopathology},
  year={2010},
  volume={32 2},
  pages={162-9}
}
Matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) has been correlated with poor clinical outcome in various malignancies and is associated with enhanced tumor growth and dissemination through its role in angiogenesis. This study was carried out to review the immunohistological staining of MMP-9 in skin lesions of different stages of mycosis fungoides (MF). The study was carried on 22 patients with MF and 10 healthy controls. Immunohistochemical staining using MMP-9 monoclonal anti-human antibodies was… CONTINUE READING