Catharina. C. van Niekerk

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The marker profile of 18 samples of normal human ovarian tissues and 138 samples of their derived tumors was established using 51 monoclonal antibodies directed against intermediate filaments, ovarian carcinoma-specific antigens, general tumor-associated antigens and MHC-I/II antigens. Our data show that vimentin and keratins 7, 8, 18, and 19 were found in(More)
Monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) to specific keratin subtypes were prepared and characterized by immunoblotting and immunohistochemical assays on human cell cultures and normal and malignant human tissues. Chain-specific MAbs to keratin 7 (RCK 105, OV-TL 12/30) and keratin 18 (RGE 53, RCK 106, CK18-2), as well as broadly cross-reacting keratin MAbs (RCK 102,(More)
The immunoreactivity of OV-TL 12/30, a monoclonal anti-keratin 7 antibody (Mab), was investigated on frozen as well as paraffin-embedded human tissues. Its reactivity patterns were compared with another well-characterized monoclonal antibody to keratin 7 (RCK 105), and with broadly cross-reacting monoclonal (OV-TL 12/5) as well as polyclonal (pKer) keratin(More)
Mouse monoclonal antibodies (OV-TL 3) were raised against human ovarian tumor-associated antigens for diagnostic purposes. A cloned hybridoma cell line was obtained by fusion of murine myeloma cells with spleen lymphocytes from BALB/c mice immunized with a tumor cell suspension prepared from an ovarian endometrioid carcinoma. The antibodies were initially(More)
The immunoreactivity of OV-TL 12/30, a monoclonal antibody to keratin 7 was investigated on paraffin-embedded human lung cancer tissues of 61 patients. A modified AEC-immunoperoxidase method with pepsin pre-digestion was used. In normal lung tissue keratin 7 was found in bronchial and bronchiolar epithelium, pneumocytes and compound glands. Squamous(More)
The monoclonal antibodies OC 125, OV-TL 3, MOv 18, and OV-TL 23, which are directed against distinct ovarian carcinoma-associated antigens, are assessed in the present study for their diagnostic value. The expression of the antigens defined by these was studied in serial sections from 80 ovarian carcinomas and 103 nonovarian carcinomas obtained from 183(More)
We investigated the marker profile of human ascitic and cultured mesothelial cells, and compared it to that of ovarian carcinoma cells which are related in terms of their histogenesis, unrelated colon carcinomas being used as reference. Mesothelial and ovarian carcinoma cells could not be distinguished by (intermediate) filament typing, using monoclonal(More)
To investigate whether early changes in the transformation of normal ovarian epithelial cells into tumor cells can be detected with monoclonal antibodies, a comparative immunohistochemical study was performed on normal human ovarian mesothelial cells, cystomas, cystadenomas, ovarian carcinomas, as well as granulosa cell tumor. Using monoclonal antibodies(More)
Based on LOH studies protein tyrosine phosphatasegamma (PTPgamma) has been suggested as a candidate tumor suppressor gene involved in the oncogenesis of lung and renal cancers. In order to assess the involvement of PTPgamma in tumor development we developed a PTPgamma-specific monoclonal antibody (gammaTL1) (IgM isotype) by immunization with a synthetic(More)