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Thirteen primary and metastatic testicular germ cell tumours, including classical and anaplastic seminomas, and non-seminomatous testicular tumours were examined for their intermediate filament protein (IFP) types. The seminomas were shown to react with a monoclonal and a polyclonal antibody to bovine lens vimentin, while non-seminomatous germ cell tumours(More)
Intermediate-sized filament proteins (IFP) are tissue specific in that antibodies to keratin, vimentin, desmin, glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) and the neurofilament proteins can distinguish between cells of epithelial and mesenchymal origin as well as of myogenic and neural origin respectively. Malignant cells retain their tissue-specific IFP, which(More)
Antibodies to intermediate filament proteins were used to study different cell layers in normal human transitional epithelium, 16 human transitional cell carcinomas, and two cell lines derived from human bladder carcinomas. Conventional rabbit antisera to human skin keratins stained all layers of the transitional epithelium from bladder, ureter, and kidney.(More)
A monoclonal antibody (RGE 53) against keratin intermediate filaments was prepared by fusing myeloma cells with splenic lymphocytes from mice immunized with a HeLa cell cytoskeleton preparation and human callus keratins. The antibody, selected for fibrillar staining in HeLa cells and a negative reaction on human skin, was tested on frozen sections from(More)
Numerical chromosome aberrations were detected in hematological cancers by nonradioactive in situ hybridization (ISH) procedures, using centromere specific probes for chromosomes 1, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, X, and Y. All 15 cases could be evaluated by ISH for these 11 probes. Our experiments show that in seven of these randomly selected leukemia bone(More)
Forty transitional cell carcinomas of the human urinary bladder (TCCs) were examined for numerical aberrations of chromosomes 1, 7, 9, and 11 by in situ hybridization using chromosome-specific probes. Our interphase cytogenetic study of 24 low-grade, noninvasive TCCs, which were near-diploid by flow cytometry, showed a numerical aberration for at least 1 of(More)
Monoclonal antibody (RCK 105) directed against keratin 7 was obtained after immunization of BALB/c mice with cytoskeletal preparations from T24 cells and characterized by one- (1D) and two-dimensional (2D) immunoblotting. In cultured epithelial cells, known from gel electrophoretic studies to contain keratin 7, this antibody gives a typical keratin(More)
Polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies to cytokeratin polypeptides were used to study the expression of these intermediate filament proteins in normal, squamous metaplastic, and neoplastic epithelium of the uterine cervix, in order to investigate the morphogenesis of early epithelial changes preceding cervical squamous cell carcinoma. A polyclonal keratin(More)
OBJECTIVE Alkaline phosphatase (AP) attenuates inflammatory responses by lipopolysaccharide detoxification and may prevent organ damage during sepsis. To investigate the effect of AP in patients with severe sepsis or septic shock on acute kidney injury. DESIGN AND SETTING A multicenter double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled phase IIa study (2:1(More)
Metastatic tumor cells of epithelial origin present in effusions from human serous cavity fluids (ascites or pleural fluid) were examined for their intermediate-sized filament types by using antibodies to keratin, vimentin, and desmin in the indirect immunofluorescence technique. Solid epithelial tumors (both primary carcinomas and their metastases) contain(More)