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Nestin expression in stromal cells of trichoblastoma and basal cell carcinoma.
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PMID:  20337823     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
BACKGROUND: Both trichoblastoma and basal cell carcinoma (BCC) are considered to be a benign and malignant neoplasm of follicular germinative cells respectively. A recent investigation revealed that the mesenchymal cells in the perifollicular sheath and evolving follicular papilla of embryonic hair germs and those cells in hair follicles in early anagen express nestin.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to investigate whether trichoblastoma and BCC recapitulate the epithelial–mesenchymal interactions in embryonic hair germs or early anagen hair follicles by expressing nestin in stromal cells.
METHODS: Immunohistochemical staining was performed with antibody against nestin for 15 trichoblastomas including large/small nodular, retiform and trichoepithelioma types, while adding the superficial type associated with nevus sebaceous and for 20 BCCs including superficial, nodular, nodulo-infiltrative, and infiltrative/micronodular types.
RESULTS: In all 15 trichoblastomas, the stromal cells expressed nestin with variable positive reactions, except for superficial trichoblastomas within nevus sebaceous lesions, in which stromal cells were constantly positive for nestin. In all 20 BCCs, the stromal cells were basically negative for nestin.
CONCLUSIONS: The development of trichoblastomas incompletely recapitulates the epithelial–mesenchymal interactions in embryonic hair germs or early anagen hair follicles, whereas BCCs fundamentally have lost this ability. Among the various types of trichoblastomas, the superficial type associated with nevus sebaceous was found to have the most similar character to either embryonic hair germs or early anagen hair follicles.
N Misago; T Mori; Y Narisawa
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1468-3083     ISO Abbreviation:  J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9216037     Medline TA:  J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1354-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, Saga, Japan.
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