beta-Catenin expression in thyroid follicular lesions: potential role in nuclear envelope changes in papillary carcinomas.

@article{Rezk2004betaCateninEI,
  title={beta-Catenin expression in thyroid follicular lesions: potential role in nuclear envelope changes in papillary carcinomas.},
  author={Sherif A. Rezk and RussellK. Brynes and Viera Nelson and Myo Min Thein and Nitin Patwardhan and Andrew B. Fischer and Ashraf Khan},
  journal={Endocrine pathology},
  year={2004},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={
          329-37
        }
}
The morphologic distinction of benign and malignant thyroid follicular lesions can sometimes be challenging, therefore an immunohistochemical marker to aid in this distinction would be useful. beta-Catenin is one such potential marker. It is part of a membrane-bound cell growth-signaling complex that plays a role in cell adhesion, as well as in promotion of growth through activation of the Wnt signaling pathway. Oncogenic signaling occurs when beta-catenin is released, accumulates in the… CONTINUE READING
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