Renal oncocytoma. I. Cytochrome c oxidase in normal and neoplastic renal tissue as detected by immunohistochemistry--a valuable aid to distinguish oncocytomas from renal cell carcinomas.

Abstract

Using a polyclonal antibody raised against bovine heart cytochrome c oxidase, the occurrence of this mitochondrial marker enzyme has been investigated in 63 kidney tumors (ten renal oncocytomas, 43 renal cell carcinomas and ten tubulopapillary adenomas) as well as in normal renal tissue by an immunoperoxidase method (PAP-technique). The differentiation… (More)

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