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Title: Expression of E-Cadherin and H.pylori in Sudanese patients with gastric adenocarcinoma and gastrointestinal stromal tumors.
Authors: Haitham Awad
Nada Salih
Elsadig A. Adam
Amanda Gamal
Mona Ellaithi
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: جامعة النيلين- مركز النيلين الطبي
Abstract: Introduction: E-cadherin (epithelial-cadherin), is a trans-membrane glycoprotein and is down regulated in gastric cancer. H. pylori (Helicobacter pylori) infection is associated with down-regulation of E-cadherin at the early stage of gastric cancer development. Testing E-cadherin and H.pylori expression can provide potential clinical applications for diagnosis, prognosis, and therapeutic targets in gastric cancer. The role of E-cadherins and H.pylori in the progression of gastric cancer and gastrointestinal stromal carcinoma has never been studied in Sudanese samples before. This study aimed to assess the effect of H. pylori infection and E-cadherin expression and their co-expression in gastric mucosa. Materials and Methods: Fifty consecutive paraffin tissue blocks from patients diagnosed with gastric cancer (GCs) and gastrointestinal stromal carcinomas GISTs were enrolled to assess E-cadherin and H.pylori expression using immunohistochemistry biomarkers. The patients median age was 60 and mean age was 55.08. P-value was calculated using Chi- squire test (P value <0.05 is significant).
ISSN: 1858-6155
Appears in Collections:Al Neelain Medical Journal - VOL - 18

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