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Immunohistochemical Study of the Expression of HLA-DR Antigen and Lymphocyte Infiltration in Human Esophageal Carcinoma

  • Kanji Tanaka
  • Mika Morita
  • Takayuki Motohiro
  • Hideharu Yamanaka
  • Yasushi Nakane
  • Koshirou Hioki

Abstract

The major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II antigen HLA-DR is known to be present on many types of immunocompetent cells, involved in a variety of immune functions, and can be found in various kinds of cancer cells of the gastrointestinal tract. It is also reported that HLA-DR is associated with tumor invasion, tumor metastasis, and patient survival [1].

Keywords

Major Histocompatibility Complex Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma Esophageal Carcinoma Lymphocyte Infiltration Esophageal Squamous Cell Cancer 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kanji Tanaka
  • Mika Morita
  • Takayuki Motohiro
  • Hideharu Yamanaka
  • Yasushi Nakane
  • Koshirou Hioki
    • 1
  1. 1.Second Department of SurgeryKansai Medical UniversityMoriguchi, Osaka, 570Japan

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