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Expression of Molecular Markers of Angiogenesis, Lymphangiogenesis, and Proliferation Depending on the Stage of Skin Melanoma

The expression of molecular markers characterizing activity of the tumor process and metastases (proliferation marker Ki-67, angiogenesis marker CD34, and lymphangiogenesis markers podoplanin and LYVE-1) was assessed by immunohictochemical method in the primary tumor specimens collected during surgery for cutaneous melanoma (40 patients). Proliferative activity of the tumor tissue and volume density of peritumoral blood and lymph vessels increased with increasing tumor malignancy, which could indicate the risk of metastases.

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Translated from ByulletenEksperimentalnoi Biologii i Meditsiny, Vol. 161, No. 4, pp. 532-537, April, 2016

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Bgatova, N.P., Lomakin, A.I., Fursov, S.A. et al. Expression of Molecular Markers of Angiogenesis, Lymphangiogenesis, and Proliferation Depending on the Stage of Skin Melanoma. Bull Exp Biol Med 161, 542–546 (2016).

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Key Words

  • cutaneous melanoma
  • angiogenesis
  • lymphangiogenesis
  • proliferation