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dc.titleInfiltrating lymphocytes in undifferentiated nasopharyngeal cancer lack metallothionein expression
dc.contributor.authorJayasurya, A.
dc.contributor.authorBay, B.-H.
dc.contributor.authorYap, W.-M.
dc.contributor.authorTan, N.-G.
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-08T09:22:12Z
dc.date.available2012-06-08T09:22:12Z
dc.date.issued2000
dc.identifier.citationJayasurya, A., Bay, B.-H., Yap, W.-M., Tan, N.-G. (2000). Infiltrating lymphocytes in undifferentiated nasopharyngeal cancer lack metallothionein expression. Cancer Letters 155 (1) : 99-104. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0304-3835(00)00414-6
dc.identifier.issn03043835
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/33476
dc.description.abstractMetallothionein (MT) is a metal-binding protein with functional roles in cell growth, repair and differentiation. MT is reported to be differentially expressed in lymphocytes of malignant gastrointestinal lesions. The level of MT protein was examined by immunohistochemical analysis at light microscopic and ultrastructural level in infiltrating lymphocytes from 20 cases of undifferentiated nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). MT expression was found to be absent in the infiltrating lymphocytes of NPC and in reactive lymphocytes of lymphoid hyperplasia in nasopharyngeal tissues. Ultrastructural examination confirmed the absence of MT immunoreactivity in the lymphoid infiltrate of NPC. On the other hand, malignant lymphoblasts of diffuse large cell lymphoma, showed MT-immunopositivity by immunoelectron microscopy. This study demonstrates a lack of MT expression in the lymphoid stroma of undifferentiated NPC, a further characteristic of its non-neoplastic nature. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd.
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dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectElectron microscopy
dc.subjectImmunohistochemistry
dc.subjectLymphocytes
dc.subjectMetallothionein protein expression
dc.subjectNasopharyngeal carcinoma
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentANATOMY
dc.description.doi10.1016/S0304-3835(00)00414-6
dc.description.sourcetitleCancer Letters
dc.description.volume155
dc.description.issue1
dc.description.page99-104
dc.description.codenCALED
dc.identifier.isiut000166662100013
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