Comparative study of Bcl-2, Bax, p53, STAT3 and β-catenin and their relationship to colonic epithelial progression from adenomas to carcinomas: a multiparameter immunohistochemical computerized image analysis study
ABSTRACT: Adenoma-carcinoma sequence was postulated for most colorectal carcinomas. Deregulation of apoptosis & cell proliferation is involved in the pathogenesis of neoplasia. The apoptosis genes characterized in colon cancer are bcl-2, bax & p53. b-catenin plays a role in both cell adhesion & intracellular signaling. Translocation of b-catenin from the cell membrane to the cytoplasm or nucleus is an early ... Read more