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Title: Immunohistochemical expression of vimentin, calponin and HHF-35 in salivary gland tumors
Authors: Souza, Lélia Batista de
Cavalcante, Roberta Barroso
Lopes, Fernanda Ferreira
Soares, Andréa Ferreira
Freitas, Roseana de Almeida
Keywords: Myoepithelial cell;Salivary gland tumors;Vimentin;Calponin;HHF-35
Issue Date: 2007
Citation: SOUZA, Lélia Batista de et al . Immunohistochemical expression of vimentin, calponin and HHF-35 in salivary gland tumors. Brazilian Dental Journal, v. 10, n. 3, p. 38-42, 2007.
Portuguese Abstract: Myoepithelial cells present a complex immunophenotype, with the expression of proteins varying according to the stage of normal or neoplastic differentiation of the cell. In order to evaluate the immunohistochemical markers expressed by these cells, a panel of antibodies composed of vimentin, calponin and HHF-35 was applied to 28 salivary gland tumors. The results demonstrated a higher percent sensitivity of vimentin and calponin compared to HHF-35. However, calponin and HHF-35 presented a focal labeling pattern in contrast with the diffuse distribution of vimentin. The cells predominantly stained by all tested antibodies included nonluminal cells in duct-like and tubular structures, such as those seen in pleomorphic adenomas and adenoid cystic carcinomas, as well as cells in the cords and nests of polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinomas and peripheral cells of sheets and nests of myoepitheliomas. In conclusion, the combination of calponin and vimentin is suggested for the identification of myoepithelial cells in salivary gland tumors.
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