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Cell proliferation in prostatic carcinoma: comparative analysis of Ki-67, MIB-1 and PCNA

Hepburn, P. J., Glynne-Jones, E., Goddard, Lindy, Gee, Julia Margaret Wendy and Harper, Maureen Elaine 1995. Cell proliferation in prostatic carcinoma: comparative analysis of Ki-67, MIB-1 and PCNA. Histochemical Journal 27 (3) , pp. 196-203. 10.1007/BF00177586

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Abstract

Antibodies to assess the proliferative index of tumours are being increasingly employed together with established markers for prognostic evaluation. This study set out to compare three cell proliferation markers, Ki-67, MIB-1 and PCNA, utilizing a semi-quantitative method of assessment, in 20 human prostatic carcinomas. The streptavidin-biotin immunostaining system was used for the monoclonal antibodies MIB-1 and PCNA and an indirect immunoperoxidase assay for the monoclonal antibody Ki-67. Significant correlations were found between the expression of Ki-67 in frozen tissues and MIB-1 in formal saline-fixed wax-embedded tissues (p = 0.0003); between Ki-67 and PCNA expression in Bouin's-fixed tissues (p < or = 0.0001); and MIB-1 (formalin-saline-fixed tissues) and PCNA (Bouin's-fixed tissues) (p < or = 0.0001). A more intense nuclear staining pattern with less heterogeneity was observed for MIB-1 compared with PCNA, suggesting the antibody of choice, on formal saline-fixed tissues, is MIB-1, which closely correlated with Ki-67, a marker we have previously shown to be of prognostic value in prostatic carcinoma.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Pharmacy
Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 0018-2214
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2018 21:57
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/17135

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