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Table 1 Qualitative and quantitative pattern of cell adhesion molecules expression in normal salivary gland tissues

From: Cell adhesion molecules’ altered profile in benign and malignant salivary gland tumors. The paradigm of beta4-integrin, desmoglein-2, ICAM-1 and CD44s

Localization–Immunoreactivity, Intensity of staining
CAMs Epithelial cells Acini Intercalated ducts Striated duct Excretory ducts Endothelium Stromal cells
Luminal Non luminal Luminal Luminal Non luminal Luminal Non luminal
Dsg–2 III (27/27) ++ ++ +++ ++ +++ ++  +++
Beta4–Integrin III (27/27) ++ +++ +++ +++ +++ + +++ ++ (27/27)
CD44s III (16/27)
II (11/27)
+++ +++ +++ + ++ + ++ ++ (27/27) ++ II (27/27)
ICAM-1 +++ (27/27) +++ II (27/27)