Immunohistochemical expression of tenascin in normal stomach tissue, gastric carcinomas and gastric carcinoma in lymph nodes

Y. Ikeda, M. Mori, K. Kajiyama, Y. Haraguchi, O. Sasaki, K. Sugimachi

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Abstract

The immunohistochemical expression of tenascin was examined in the normal adult mucosa of the stomach, primary tumours and lymph node metastases of gastric cancer patients. In normal gastric tissue tenascin was expressed in the muscularis mucosae, musclaris propnra and vessel walls, however it was not expressed in either the mucosal connective tissue or the stromal tissue in the submucosal layer. In gastric cancer, tenascin was expressed in 35 of 85 primary tumours, and in 8 of 25 metastases in lymph nodes. Tenascin was located in the fibrous stroma surrounding foci of cancer. The expression of tenascin in the primary tumour did not correlate with the depth of invasion, lymph node metastasis or prognosis. Tenascinappears during the process of either malignant transformation or tumour progression in gastric cancer, and the positive expression of tenascin may be useful as a stromal marker for the early detection of gastric cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-192
Number of pages4
JournalBritish journal of cancer
Volume72
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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