Expression of melanoma-associated antigens in oral squamous cell carcinoma

Ries J., Vairaktaris E., MOLLAOĞLU N., Wiltfang J., Neukam F. W. , Nkenke E.

JOURNAL OF ORAL PATHOLOGY & MEDICINE, vol.37, no.2, pp.88-93, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


BACKGROUND: Melanoma-associated antigens-A (MAGE-A) are expressed in a variety of tumors but not in normal tissues. Thus, their detection is highly specific to cancer cells, which makes them potential targets for the diagnosis, prognosis and also immunotherapy of neoplastic diseases.