Abnormal expression of heat shock proteins (HSPs) has been observed in many human neoplasms and such expression has prognostic, predictive and therapeutic implications. The aim of this study was to evaluate immunohistochemically the expression of HSP 27, HSP 32 and HSP 90 in normal canine peripheral nerves and infour benign and 15 malignant canine peripheral nerve sheath tumours (PNSTs). In normal nerve, all of the HSPs were detected in axons, epineurial fibroblasts and scattered Schwann cell bodies. Cytoplasmic expression of HSP 27 was more widespread and intense in benign PNSTs compared with malignant PNSTs (P<0.05). Widespread and intense nuclear expression of HSP 32 was also associated with benign tumours (P<0.01),while high HSP 90 immunoreactivity was detected in all tumours, suggesting that HSP 90 might represent a new therapeutic target.
|Titolo:||Immunohistochemical evaluation of heat shock protein expression in normal canine nerve and peripheral nerve sheath tumours|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|