Espressione di glutatione-S-transferasi nel carcinoma squamoso orale.

Translated title of the contribution: Glutathione-S-transferase expression in oral squamous cell carcinoma

G. Pannone, L. Lo Muzio, S. Pappalardo, F. Bambini, C. Rubini, M. Fioroni, S. Fanali

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BACKGROUND: A large number of oral cancer patients shows poor or partial response to chemotherapy and the mechanisms are poorly understood. Glutathione-S-transferase (GST) is one of the molecules involved in resistance to natural product-based chemotherapeutics. It is an enzyme able to conjugate several substances (metabolites, drugs) to reduct glutathione. Today several isoenzymes of GST are known: GST-alpha, GST-mu, GST-pi, GST-theta. Over-expression of glutathione S-transferase-pi class isozyme is often associated with malignant transformation. Several studies reported that GST-pi staining patterns and their distribution may be helpful in identifying high-risk oral lesions. However, GST is surely involved in resistance to alchilant agents. OBJECTIVE: To verify the possibility of implication of GST in oral cancerogenesis and in natural chemioresistance, the authors examined the protein expression patterns by immunohistochemistry in paraffin-embedded specimens of primary untreated oral cancers (OSCC). METHODS: GST-a and GST-pi expression in 17 cases of OSCC at different degree of cellular differentiation have been evaluated by immunohistochemistry. RESULTS: The GST-pi expression in primary tumours predominantly varied from mild to moderate levels. The GST-a expression was often quite similar to GST-pi expression with a few exceptions. CONCLUSIONS: Expression of GST enzymes is an important signal for multidrug resistance: positive staining for both GST-pi and GST-a could constitute a hallmark of chemoresistant groups of OSSC.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)107-117
Number of pages11
JournalMinerva Stomatologica
Volume49
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2000

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Glutathione Transferase
Glutathione S-Transferase pi
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Mouth Neoplasms
Isoenzymes
Immunohistochemistry
Staining and Labeling
Multiple Drug Resistance
Enzymes
Biological Products
Paraffin
Glutathione
Drug Therapy

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Pannone, G., Lo Muzio, L., Pappalardo, S., Bambini, F., Rubini, C., Fioroni, M., & Fanali, S. (2000). Espressione di glutatione-S-transferasi nel carcinoma squamoso orale. Minerva Stomatologica, 49(3), 107-117.

Espressione di glutatione-S-transferasi nel carcinoma squamoso orale. / Pannone, G.; Lo Muzio, L.; Pappalardo, S.; Bambini, F.; Rubini, C.; Fioroni, M.; Fanali, S.

In: Minerva Stomatologica, Vol. 49, No. 3, 03.2000, p. 107-117.

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Pannone, G, Lo Muzio, L, Pappalardo, S, Bambini, F, Rubini, C, Fioroni, M & Fanali, S 2000, 'Espressione di glutatione-S-transferasi nel carcinoma squamoso orale.', Minerva Stomatologica, vol. 49, no. 3, pp. 107-117.
Pannone G, Lo Muzio L, Pappalardo S, Bambini F, Rubini C, Fioroni M et al. Espressione di glutatione-S-transferasi nel carcinoma squamoso orale. Minerva Stomatologica. 2000 Mar;49(3):107-117.
Pannone, G. ; Lo Muzio, L. ; Pappalardo, S. ; Bambini, F. ; Rubini, C. ; Fioroni, M. ; Fanali, S. / Espressione di glutatione-S-transferasi nel carcinoma squamoso orale. In: Minerva Stomatologica. 2000 ; Vol. 49, No. 3. pp. 107-117.
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