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Title: A study of activation antigens involved in the pathological mechanisms and pathways of cutaneous malignant disease with particular emphasis on cutaneous T cell lymphoma and malignant melanoma
Author: Orchard, Guy Edward
ISNI:       0000 0004 2689 003X
Awarding Body: University of Westminster
Current Institution: University of Westminster
Date of Award: 2010
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The investigation of dermatological conditions embraces the concept of a clinicopathological correlation. The studies into cutaneous T cell lymphoma (CTCL) and malignant melanoma (MM), presented here involved predominantly immunocytochemical procedures and relate to the investigations into AP-1 protein expression in CTCL and melanocyte activation antigens in MM. Results: Findings indicate that expression of AP-1 proteins differs not only according to type of CTCL but also according to stages of tumour progression. In MM activation antigen expression varies with tumour metastasis. Consideration of the role of techniques in terms of sensitivity and specificity form a pivitol component in the evaluation of tumour antigen expression.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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