Virchows Archiv A

, Volume 403, Issue 4, pp 337–344 | Cite as

Coexpression of keratin and vimentin filaments in adenoid cystic carcinomas of salivary glands

  • J. Caselitz
  • J. Becker
  • G. Seifert
  • K. Weber
  • M. Osborn


Six cases of adenoid cystic carcinoma of salivary glands have been examined with antibodies specific for either keratin or vimentin. Tumor cells in all six cases showed coexpression of keratin and vimentin.

Key words

Intermediate filaments Keratin Vimentin Adenoid cystic carcinoma Double immunofluorescence Salivary glands 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Caselitz
    • 1
  • J. Becker
    • 2
  • G. Seifert
    • 1
  • K. Weber
    • 3
  • M. Osborn
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of PathologyUniversity of HamburgHamburg 20
  2. 2.Department of Oral Surgery (North) Faculty of DentistryFree University of BerlinBerlin 65
  3. 3.Max Planck Institute for Biophysical ChemistryGöttingenGermany

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