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Expression of different carbohydrate tumour markers and galectins 1 and 3 in normal squamous and malignant epithelia of the upper aaerodigestive tract.
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PMID:  22593483     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
MATERIALS AND METHODS: Paraffin-embedded sections of normal tongue, vocal cord, larynx, pharynx and epiglottis, representing normal control tissue and laryngeal cancer tissue were incubated with monoclonal antibodies against sialyl Lewis A and X (sLeA and X), Lewis Y (LeY), the Thomsen-Friedenreich (TF) antigen and galectin 1 and 3 (Gal-1 and -3). A staining reaction was carried out with ABC-peroxidase and diaminobenzidine (DAB). Tissue of breast cancer was used as a positive control. Mouse IgM, as isotype control antibody, was used as a negative control. Semi quantitative evaluation was carried out double-blinded, by two independent investigators, including a pathologist.
RESULTS: Squamous epithelia of all investigated normal tissues of the aerodigestive tract show nearly the same pattern. Most impressive findings are the very weak expression of Gal-1 and the total absence of the TF antigen. Laryngeal cancer reveals high amounts of sLeA, Gal-1 and the TF antigen.
CONCLUSION: On the basis of our findings in normal tissue of the aeradigestive tract, these three markers qualified as potential tumour markers for carcinoma of the aerodigestive tract. In particular, the high expression of TF in cancer tissue and its absence from the normal tissue is promising for its establishment as a new tumour marker in this field.
Irmi Wiest; Christoph Alexiou; Christina Kuhn; Sandra Schulze; Susanne Kunze; Doris Mayr; Peter Betz; Udo Jeschke; Darius Dian
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anticancer research     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1791-7530     ISO Abbreviation:  Anticancer Res.     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8102988     Medline TA:  Anticancer Res     Country:  Greece    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2023-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Maistrasse 11, 80337 Munich, Germany.
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