Immunohistochemical detection of the β4 integrin subunit im pancreatic adenocarcinoma

Brianna Gleason, Brian Adley, M. Sambasiva Rao, Leslie K. Diaz*

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The expression of the β4 integrin subunit protein in pancreatic cancer was investigated using routine immunohistochemical methods on paraffin-embedded archival material. Forty-eight cases of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma were immunostained with a monoclonal antibody to the β4 integrin subunit, and the extent of staining was compared with that seen in non-cancerous pancreatic tissues, including 15 separate cases of chronic pancreatitis and 6 sections from normal pancreas. We found that the β4 integrin subunit protein was overexpressed in the majority of pancreatic carcinoma cases tested, whereas chronic pancreatitis and normal pancreas did not display substantial levels of expression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)799-801
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2005


  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • α6β4 integrin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Histology

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