Volume 5, Issue 2, March 2017, Page: 44-49
Expression of Transforming Growth Factorα and Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor in Thyroid Carcinoma
Tahani Abduljabbar Nasser, Department of Biology, College of Science, Wasit University, Wasit, Iraq
Kareem Hamed Ghali, Department of Biology, College of Science, Wasit University, Wasit, Iraq
Hameed Naeem Mousa, Department of Pathology and Forensic Medicine, College of Medicine, Thi Qar University, Thi Qar, Iraq
Received: Jan. 17, 2017;       Accepted: Feb. 18, 2017;       Published: Mar. 9, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajhr.20170502.14      View  1887      Downloads  128
The current study was performed on 178 paraffin embedded tissue specimens, included 111 of them were affected by thyroid carcinoma, 46 were benign neoplastic and 21individuals as control group. The study was carried out in Laboratory of College of Science, University of Wasit in collaboration with AL-Hussein Teaching Hospital and Ibn al-Bitar Laboratory Specialist in Thi Qar Province, IRAQ, from October 2015 to April 2016. Immunohistochemical technique was used to determination the expression of TGFα and its receptor EGFR in thyroid carcinoma in comparison with benign thyroid disease and control group. The aim of this study is to detect, quantify and analyze the clinicopathological correlation of those genes in patients with thyroid carcinoma. The results showed a significant increase of TGFα in thyroid patients comparing with control group and benign neoplasms, and between control group and benign neoplasms (p<0.05). On the other hand, the positive expression of EGFR was increased but did not reach to significantly difference in thyroid carcinoma in comparison with neither benign neoplasms nor control group (p>0.05). Our results concluded that there is a strong relationship between TGFα overexpression with thyroid carcinogenesis.
Thyroid Cancer, TGFα, EGFR and Immunohistochemistry
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Tahani Abduljabbar Nasser, Kareem Hamed Ghali, Hameed Naeem Mousa, Expression of Transforming Growth Factorα and Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor in Thyroid Carcinoma, American Journal of Health Research. Vol. 5, No. 2, 2017, pp. 44-49. doi: 10.11648/j.ajhr.20170502.14
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