We examined expression of Heat Shock Protein 27 (HSP27) molecules, in 10 cases of typical solid/ multicystic ameloblastoma, by means of immunohistochemistry. In general, HSP27 and pHSP27 positive staining products were frequently detected in the cytoplasms of the neoplastic cells. The expression pattern and/or strength are slightly different according to the cytological features of ameloblastomas. The immunohistochemical staining results suggest that the expression of HSP27 and pHSP27 is considered to be involved in neoplastic transformation of odontogenic epithelial cells.
- Heat shock protein 27
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Medicine (miscellaneous)
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
- Cell Biology