Home Archive Vol.40, No.3, 2014 The Expression of Twist in Differentiated Thyroid Carcinomas

The Expression of Twist in Differentiated Thyroid Carcinomas

Cristina Mariana Calangiu(1), C. MARGARITESCU(2), DANIELA CERNEA(3), A.E. Stepan(2), Cristiana Simionescu(2)

(1)PhD Student, Pathology Department, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, (2)Pathology Department, University of Medicine And Pharmacy of Craiova, (3)Department of Care and Anesthesiology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova

    Abstract: Differentiated thyroid carcinoma are lesions with a generally favorable prognosis, although there are patients with risk of recurrence and metastasis. In this study we analyzed 43 thyroid carcinomas referring to Twist expression in relation to clinicopathological parameters. The immunoreaction was identified in 79% of cases, the expression of twist being low or high, with no differences in relation to the tumors type or subtype. Twist immunoexpression differ depending on tumor stage and presence of metastases, the immunostain being significantly higher in invasive tumors to adjacent structures and in cases of tumors with metastasized. In differentiated thyroid carcinomas overexpression of Twist is associated with an invasive and metastatic immunophenotype.
    Keywords: thyroid carcinomas, Twist, immunoexpression

DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.40.03.05


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Volume 40 Issue 3 2014