[Detection of urogenital malignant cells in the peripheral blood by nested RT-PCR using keratin 19 mRNA].

@article{Kaneda1998DetectionOU,
  title={[Detection of urogenital malignant cells in the peripheral blood by nested RT-PCR using keratin 19 mRNA].},
  author={Toru Kaneda and Senji Hoshi and H Mao and Tsuyoshi Takahashi and Ken ichi Suzuki and Makoto Sato and Seiichi Orikasa},
  journal={Nihon Hinyokika Gakkai zasshi. The japanese journal of urology},
  year={1998},
  volume={89 1},
  pages={33-42}
}
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES It is reported that cytokeratin 19 (CK-19) mRNA is not expressed in the peripheral blood cells of the healthy subjects (Am. J. Pathol. 142: 1111. 1993). Detection of DNA fragments of CK-19 in the peripheral blood suggests the existence of epithelial malignant tumor cells. In this study, we detected CK-19 genes in peripheral blood… CONTINUE READING