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Expression of claudins relates to tumour aggressivity, location and recurrence in ependymomas.
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PMID:  23423606     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The aim of our study was to assess the nature and importance of claudin expression in grade I-III ependymomas. The expression of claudins 2-5, 7, 10, TWIST, and ZEB1 were investigated in a series of 61 ependymomas using immunohistochemistry. All the claudins were expressed in ependymomas, except for CLDN4. CLDN5 positive tumours were associated with higher grade (p = 0.049), whereas CLDN10 was lower in higher grade tumours (p = 0.039). CLDN5 and CLDN3 were overexpressed in ependymomas of cerebral location (p = 0.036, p = 0.007, respectively). CLDN5 positive tumours showed more nuclear atypia, endothelial proliferation, mitosis, and hypercellularity (p = 0.007, p = 0.018, p = 0.041, p = 0.010, respectively). CLDN5 positivity correlated to higher proliferation (p = 0.015). CLDN7 was more often positive in primary tumours (p = 0.041). Positive ZEB1 expression was associated with CLDN2 negativity (p = 0.031). TWIST-negative tumours were more often also CLDN5 and 10 negative (p = 0.013, p = 0.017, respectively). CLDN5 was related to more aggressive tumours compared to CLDN2 and 10, which tended to display a better degree of differentiation and a better prognosis. CLDN2 and CLDN5 were expressed commonly in ependymomas, while the parental ependymal cells in the central nervous system were usually negative. Evidently, claudins influence growth and differentiation in ependymomas.
K Nordfors; J Haapasalo; Pk Sallinen; H Haapasalo; Y Soini
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-2-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Histology and histopathology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1699-5848     ISO Abbreviation:  Histol. Histopathol.     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
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Created Date:  2013-2-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8609357     Medline TA:  Histol Histopathol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Pathology, Centre for Laboratory Medicine, Pirkanmaa Hospital District, Tampere, Finland, and Department of Pathology, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland.
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