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Title: Studia Universitatis Vasile Goldis, Seria Stiintele Vietii (Life Sciences Series)
Abbreviated title: Studia Univ. VG, SSV
Publisher: "Vasile Goldis" University Press
Owner: Western University "Vasile Goldis" Arad, Romania
ISSN: 1584-2363
e-ISSN: 1842-7863
ISSN-L: 1584-2363

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Markers for myofibroblasts in inflammatory gums pseudotumors Print E-mail

Authors: Ana Maria FILIOREANU*, Constantin COTRUTZ, Tudor PETREUŞ, Carmen Elena COTRUTZ
Affiliation: Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy „Gr. T. Popa” Iasi

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ABSTRACT. We have investigated the presence of α-actin and vimentin in biological samples harvested from two patients one diagnosed with fibro-inflammatory epulis and one diagnosed peripheral giant cell granuloma. In the fibro-inflammatory epulis, labelling for vimentin was important for the connective cells in the deep chorion but positive vimentin cells were observed also near chronic inflammatory reaction. Actin immunolabelling was positive for the myofibroblasts in the deep chorion, in the smooth muscle cells in the mid-vessels walls or in the myofibroblasts near the imflammatory process.

Keywords: α-actin, vimentin, myofibroblast, imunolabelling, epulis