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The aim of this study was to examine whether an increase in the serum concentrations of the two brain enzymes creatine kinase BB (CK-BB) and neuron specific enolase (NSE) can be demonstrated in patiens with acute head injury and whether such an increase reflects release from damaged brain tissue. In 60 patients who had suffered minor to severe head injury,(More)
The ISOBM TD-7 hCG Workshop was established to characterize the molecular epitope structure and specificities of a panel of diagnostically relevant monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) directed against human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and its derivatives, and to consider how this information could be used to improve comparability of immunoassay results for these(More)
Four different genes were identified by immunoscreening of a cDNA expression library from the human prostate cancer cell line DU145 with allogeneic sera from four prostate cancer patients. A cDNA encoding the nucleolar protein No55 was further analysed and shown to be expressed at the mRNA level in several normal tissues, including ovaries, pancreas and(More)
Monoclonal antibodies were raised against neuron-specific enolase, gamma gamma-enolase, and used in an immunoradiometric assay (IRMA), with mono-disperse magnetizable particles as the solid phase. The assay's sensitivity was 0.4 microgram/L and the interassay coefficient of variation was less than 5% in the working range from 0.4 to 170 micrograms/L.(More)
The metastasis-related protein S100A4 is released from tumor cells, and since it is highly expressed in colorectal cancer (CRC), it could be a potential tumor marker in plasma or serum. Monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) were raised against human recombinant S100A4 and shown to detect native and recombinant antigen with high sensitivity and specificity. Using two(More)
Human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) was measured in sera from seminoma patients by an immunoassay which recognised both free beta-chains and intact HCG molecules. This seemed to increase the sensitivity of the assay without affecting its specificity. The HCG values were correlated to the clinical course in 151 patients. Pre-orchiectomy samples were assayed(More)
The whole-body distribution of radioactivity after intraperitoneal instillation of 32P-labelled chromic hydroxide particles has been studied in patients operated for early-stage ovarian cancer. Gamma-camera imaging of the abdominal 32P-distribution revealed that the administration procedure was critical for obtaining a homogeneous plating of the(More)
We present 8 years' experience of primary retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RLND) in 190 patients with low stage non-seminoma; 154 patients had clinical stage I (CSI) and 36 had clinical stage IIa (CSIIa) disease. Of the 154 patients with CSI tumours, 33 had increased serum AFP and/or HCG before RLND (CSIM+) and 121 had normal tumour markers (CSIM-).(More)
The specificity of 26 monoclonal antibodies against the CA 125 antigen was investigated in two phases of the ISOBM TD-1 workshop. The binding specificity was studied using CA 125 immunoextracted by specific antibodies immobilized on various solid phases, or on the surface of human cell lines. Immunometric assays using all possible antibody combinations were(More)