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Increased expression of transketolase-like-1 in papillary thyroid carcinomas smaller than 1.5 cm in diameter is associated with lymph-node metastases.

  • Autori: Zerilli, M.; Amato, M.; Martorana, A.; Cabibi, D.; Coy, J.; Cappello, F.; Pompei, G.; Russo, A.; Giordano, C.; Rodolico, V.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2008
  • Tipologia: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
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BACKGROUND: Patients with small papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) may have a high incidence of regional lymph-node (LN) metastases at presentation, and these are considered to be an independent risk factor for tumor recurrence. A mutated transketolase transcript (TKTL1) has been found up-regulated in different human malignancies, and strong TKTL1 protein expression has been associated with aggressiveness and poor patient survival in several epithelial cancers. METHODS: TKTL1 protein expression was analyzed in 256 consecutive cases of PTCs