The basement membrane-type heparan sulfate proteoglycan (perlecan) in ameloblastomas: its intercellular localization in stellate reticulum-like foci and biosynthesis by tumor cells in culture

The localization and biosynthesis of basement membrane-type heparan sulfate proteoglycan (HSPG), known as perlecan, were studied in ameloblastomas using surgical tissue sections and cells in primary culture to demonstrate the existence of extracellular matrix (ECM) molecules in the intercellular space of epithelial tissue. HSPG was immunolocalized in the… CONTINUE READING