Biliary mucin secreted by cultured human gallbladder epithelial cells carries the epitope of CA 19-9.

@article{Ritter1997BiliaryMS,
  title={Biliary mucin secreted by cultured human gallbladder epithelial cells carries the epitope of CA 19-9.},
  author={C von Ritter and Miss I. Eder and Petra Stieber and Rolf M Lamerz and Dieter Juengst and Markus Strigl and Guenther Meyer and Clemens Reuter and Gustav Paumgartner},
  journal={Anticancer research},
  year={1997},
  volume={17 4B},
  pages={2931-4}
}
Serum CA 19-9 is increased in patients with different gastrointestinal malignancies. Unfortunately, CA 19-9 is also detected in high concentrations in normal bile causing unspecific serum elevations during inflammatory disease of the biliary tract and cholestasis. In order to identify the source of CA 19-9 in bile, the capacity of cultured human gallbladder epithelial cells (HGBEC) to secrete CA 19-9 was investigated. Cells were harvested from gallbladders removed by cholecystectomy and… CONTINUE READING