Expression of εBP, a β-galactoside-binding soluble lectin, in normal and neoplastic epidermis

K. N. Konstantinov, B. Shames, G. Izuno, Fu-Tong Liu

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Abstract

The study of animal lectins and glycoconjugates has become an important area of research in biomedical sciences, as these molecules are believed to play important roles in a variety of biological processes. This report describes a study of the expression of an animal lectin, IgE-binding protein (εBP), also known as Mac-2 and CBP35, in human skin. We have analyzed cultured human keratinocytes as well as normal human skin and a number of epidermal neoplasms, by immunoblotting, immunofluorescence and immunohistochemistry. We showed that εBP is expressed in human keratinocytes, hair follicles, sebaceous and sweat glands. We found that εBP expression retains in various epidermal neoplasms, including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and keratoacanthoma, although the level of expression appears to be reduced as compared to normal epidermis. The immunohistochemical analysis also suggests that the level of εBP expression appears to be dependent on the degree of cellular differentiation of keratinocytes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-16
Number of pages8
JournalExperimental Dermatology
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994

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Galactosides
Lectins
Epidermis
Galectin 3
Carrier Proteins
Keratinocytes
Skin
Glycoconjugates
Keratoacanthoma
Biological Phenomena
Sebaceous Glands
Sweat Glands
Hair Follicle
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Immunoblotting
Fluorescent Antibody Technique
Biomedical Research
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Neoplasms
Molecules

Keywords

  • εBP
  • animal lectin
  • epidermal neoplasm
  • keratinocytes

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  • Dermatology

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Expression of εBP, a β-galactoside-binding soluble lectin, in normal and neoplastic epidermis. / Konstantinov, K. N.; Shames, B.; Izuno, G.; Liu, Fu-Tong.

In: Experimental Dermatology, Vol. 3, No. 1, 1994, p. 9-16.

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Konstantinov, K. N. ; Shames, B. ; Izuno, G. ; Liu, Fu-Tong. / Expression of εBP, a β-galactoside-binding soluble lectin, in normal and neoplastic epidermis. In: Experimental Dermatology. 1994 ; Vol. 3, No. 1. pp. 9-16.
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