Sara Michie

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  • AN IMMUNOPEROXIDASE STUDY OF RENAL-CELL CARCINOMAS - CORRELATION WITH NUCLEAR GRADE, CELL TYPE, AND HISTOLOGIC PATTERN HUMAN PATHOLOGY Medeiros, L. J., Michie, S. A., Johnson, D. E., Warnke, R. A., Weiss, L. M. 1988; 19 (8): 980-987

    Abstract:

    We applied a panel of antibodies to formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded sections of 55 renal cell carcinomas using a three-stage immunoperoxidase technique. The antibody panel included two anti-keratins, AE1 and CAM5.2, anti-epithelial membrane antigen (EMA), anti-vimentin, anti-S100 protein, and the anti-leukocyte marker PD7/26. Forty-eight of 55 renal cell carcinomas expressed keratins. CAM5.2 stained 46 tumors (84%) and AE1 stained 37 neoplasms (67%). AE1 reacted with two CAM5.2-negative tumors. EMA was expressed by 35 carcinomas (64%), including three of the CAM5.2-negative neoplasms. Therefore, using all three antibodies, 50 neoplasms (91%) expressed antigens of epithelial differentiation. Anti-EMA and AE1 were complementary to each other; the combination stained 46 of the carcinomas, comparable with CAM5.2 alone. Vimentin was expressed by 26 tumors (47%), and S100 was expressed by one. PD7/26 did not stain any of the cases. Vimentin expression correlated with nuclear grade; low nuclear grade neoplasms infrequently expressed vimentin, while the converse was true for high nuclear grade tumors. Keratin expression was related to tumor cell type and histologic pattern, as fewer neoplasms of clear cell type and with a solid pattern expressed keratins. In contrast, all papillary and eight of nine (89%) spindled carcinomas expressed keratins.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1988P772000016

    View details for PubMedID 2456980

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