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Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426529/diagnostic-utility-of-pax8-pax2-and-ngfr-immunohistochemical-expression-in-pediatric-renal-tumors
#1
Nicoleta C Arva, Jeffrey Bonadio, Elizabeth J Perlman, Mariana M Cajaiba
Pediatric renal tumors (PRT) with small round blue or spindle cell morphology can be diagnostically challenging and only a limited number of immunohistochemical markers have been documented to help in the diagnosis: paired box (Pax) 2 and nerve growth factor receptor (NGFR) positivity have been demonstrated in Wilms tumor (WT) and clear cell sarcoma of the kidney (CCSK), respectively. However, the immunohistochemical expression of these markers in other PRT remains unknown. This study investigated Pax8, Pax2, and NGFR immunophenotype in a large series of PRT...
April 19, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426528/comparative-analysis-of-multicolor-flow-cytometry-and-immunohistochemistry-for-the-detection-of-disseminated-tumor-cells
#2
Eszter Szánthó, Bettina Kárai, Gergely Ivády, Judit Bedekovics, István Szegedi, Miklós Petrás, György Ujj, Anikó Ujfalusi, Csongor Kiss, János Kappelmayer, Zsuzsanna Hevessy
Disseminating cells of a primary solid tumor may represent the origin of metastases and relapses. We aimed at comparing the diagnostic efficacy of multicolor flow cytometry (MFC) and morphology/immunohistochemistry (IHC) in the detection of disseminated tumor cells in the bone marrow (BM) and body fluids of patients with solid tumors, and in pediatric neuroblastoma cases. We investigated 72 samples retrospecively from 50 patients by MFC. Morphology/IHC data were available in 48 cases. In the first cohort, 36 samples derived from 34 patients with various forms of suspected and proven solid tumors and in the second cohort, 36 samples of 16 children with suspected and proven neuroblastoma were analyzed at diagnosis or during follow-up in a 4-color setting by MFC, and the results were compared with those obtained by IHC...
April 19, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422766/an-immunoscore-using-pd-l1-cd68-and-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-tils-to-predict-response-to-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-invasive-breast-cancer
#3
Lauren E McLemore, Murali Janakiram, Joseph Albanese, Nella Shapiro, Yungtai Lo, Xingxing Zang, Susan Fineberg
Response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) in invasive breast cancer (IBC) is partly regulated by the immune microenvironment. We evaluated immune checkpoint PD-L1 expression, presence of CD68+ cells of macrophage/monocytic lineage and stromal tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) in prechemotherapy biopsies and correlated with NAC response. We studied 76 cases of IBC. Prechemotherapy biopsies with >30% TILs were considered lymphocyte-rich IBC. We performed immunohistochemistry for PD-L1 and CD68. Prechemotherapy cores showing >1% PD-L1+ immune or tumor cells were considered positive...
April 18, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362712/vascular-endothelial-growth-inhibitor-a-cytokine-of-the-tumor-necrosis-factor-family-is-associated-with-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-renal-cell-carcinoma
#4
Qiang Zhao, Tiezhu Liu, Baoan Hong, Feng Wang, Changhua Zhou, Xin Du, Siqi Chen, Xiaohu Deng, Shayiremu Duoerkun, Qing Li, Yong Yang, Kan Gong, Ning Zhang
Previous studies have revealed that the activation of the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) endows metastatic properties upon cancer cells to promote invasion and migration. In this study, immunohistochemical analysis was performed in 50 cases of clear cell renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and paired normal kidney tissues. We detected the expression of vascular endothelial growth inhibitor (VEGI) and EMT markers (E-cadherin, fibronectin, and Slug) and recorded the clinical, pathologic, and follow-up (median follow-up: 79...
March 30, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362711/ectopic-thyroid-tissue-immunohistochemistry-and-molecular-analysis
#5
Diana M Lin, Sara Javidiparsijani, Alexandra Vardouniotis, Lela Buckingham, Swathi B Reddy, Paolo Gattuso
Ectopic thyroid tissue is rare and controversial. Some experts consider it to always be metastatic thyroid carcinoma, whereas others consider it benign as long as it is restricted to few follicles without cytoarchitectural features of papillary thyroid carcinoma. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) and molecular studies have not yet been performed to further characterize this entity. We retrospectively searched our pathology files for all ectopic thyroid inclusions and reviewed clinicopathologic characteristics and concurrent thyroid pathologic findings...
March 30, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362710/detection-of-loss-of-heterozygosity-loh-using-circulating-cell-free-dna-cfdna-by-fluorescence-based-multiplex-pcr-for-identification-of-patients-with-prostate-cancer
#6
S-Maryam Seyedolmohadessin, Mohammad T Akbari, Zahra Nourmohammadi, Abbas Basiri, Gholamreza Pourmand
Several lines of evidence suggest that loss of heterozygosity (LOH) in specific chromosomal regions is a common mechanism for the inactivation of tumor-suppressor genes that are implicated in the pathogenesis of prostate cancer (PCa). Short tandem repeat (STR) sequences are extremely reliable genetic markers for the detection of LOH associated with cancers. Hence, in the current study, we investigated the detection of LOH at 6 STR markers (D8S360, D9S1748, D9S171, D8S137, D6S1631, and THRB) using blood circulating cell-free DNA (cfDNA), which can be used to distinguish PCa from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)...
March 30, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362709/a-diagnostic-algorithm-combining-immunohistochemistry-and-molecular-cytogenetics-to-diagnose-challenging-melanocytic-tumors
#7
Sylvia Redon, Briac Guibourg, Matthieu Talagas, Pascale Marcorelles, Arnaud Uguen
Some melanocytic tumors are diagnostic challenges and require ancillary tools in helping the pathologists to determine their potential of malignancy. We intend to propose a diagnostic algorithm in helping to classify challenging melanocytic tumors combining histology, immunohistochemistry, and cytogenetics. We report on 24 spitzoid and/or misdiagnosed melanocytic tumors studied with a triple p16, Ki-67, and HMB45 immunohistochemistry score, fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) with melanoma-dedicated and non-melanoma-dedicated probes and comparative genomic hybridization on DNA microarray (CGH array)...
March 30, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362708/napsin-a-a-possible-diagnostic-marker-for-differentiating-clear-cell-ovarian-carcinoma-from-other-high-grade-ovarian-carcinomas
#8
Hanan A Alshenawy, Dina A Radi
Ovarian clear cell carcinoma (CCC) is divergent from other types of epithelial ovarian carcinoma in terms of clinicopathologic and molecular features. It should be separated from other high-grade carcinomas of the ovary for appropriate treatment. Napsin A is a reliable marker for adenocarcinoma of the lungs, but its role in ovarian epithelial carcinomas is vague. We investigated the expression of a panel of TTF-1, paired box 8, estrogen receptor, Wilms tumor 1, and Napsin A in 100 cases of high-grade ovarian carcinomas...
March 30, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362707/differential-expression-of-cytochrome-c-oxidase-subunit-i-along-the-colorectal-adenoma-carcinoma-progression
#9
Iman H Hewedi, Rola M Farid, Karima F Sidhom, Manal I Salman, Rabab G Mostafa
Loss in apoptosis competence often results in augmented genomic instability contributing to carcinogenesis. Cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (CcOI) can help assess apoptosis resistance in paraffin-embedded biopsies. In total, 50 colorectal cases including 10 control cases of colectomy for non-neoplastic condition, 15 cases of adenomatous colorectal polyps, and 25 cases of colorectal carcinoma were investigated in this retrospective study for immunohistochemical expression of CcOI. The staining pattern of CcOI was assessed and indices of aberrant expression were calculated as crypt-restricted loss and overall decreased immunostaining (ODI)...
March 30, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362706/prostate-ductal-adenocarcinoma
#10
Ali Amin
Prostate ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) is a rare subtype of prostate adenocarcinoma that shows more aggressive behavior than conventional prostatic acinar adenocarcinoma. PDA demonstrates similar clinical and paraclinical features such as prostatic acinar adenocarcinoma; therefore, clinical distinction of the 2 entities is very difficult (if not impossible) and histopathology plays an important role in the diagnosis of the disease. This review discusses all the necessary information needed for the diagnosis and prognosis of PDA including the morphologic features of PDA, an introduction about the known variants of PDA with helpful hints in grading of each variant, tips on differential diagnosis of PDA from the common morphologic mimickers, a detailed discussion on the value of immunohistochemistry in the diagnosis of PDA, and pathologic features that are helpful in determining the outcome...
March 30, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362705/loss-of-bap1-expression-occurs-rarely-to-never-in-colorectal-adenocarcinoma
#11
Jeanie Chui, Brandon Verdonk, Anthony J Gill
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March 30, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362704/downregulation-of-adamts18-may-serve-as-a-poor-prognostic-biomarker-for-cervical-cancer-patients
#12
Lin Zhang, Yibin Liu, Pengtao Zheng
ADAMTS18 is a member of ADAMTS (A Disintegrin and Metalloproteinase with Thrombospondin motifs) family proteins which have been found to play important roles in cancer progression and metastasis in different cancer types. The present study aims at evaluating the prognostic significance of ADAMTS18 in cervical cancer. The expression levels of ADAMTS18 was evaluated by real-time PCR in normal (N=28) and cervical cancer tissues from patients at different stages as well as in tumor tissues from 35 cervical cancer patients with primary cancer and 29 patients with metastasis...
March 30, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362703/an-epithelioid-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-of-the-stomach-with-strong-expression-of-keratin-clinicopathologic-correlation-and-follow-up-post-imatinib-therapy
#13
Nick Baniak, Lawrence Lee, Chen Zhou, Sean Young, Darryl Yu
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are the most common mesenchymal neoplasms of the digestive tract. They are relatively rare neoplasms compared with gastrointestinal carcinomas and usually can readily be differentiated from carcinomas based on the morphology of the neoplastic cells that are typically spindled (70%), pure epithelioid, or mixed type. GISTs in general lack expression of cytokeratin and exhibit immunoreactivity toward CD117, CD34, or DOG1. GISTs can demonstrate a pure epithelioid morphology that can appear similar histologically to a carcinoma...
March 30, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362702/the-usefulness-of-phospholipase-a2-receptor-and-igg4-detection-in-differentiation-primary-membranous-nephropathy-from-secondary-membranous-nephropathy-in-renal-biopsy
#14
Min-Kyung Yeo, Yoo Hyung Kim, Dae Eun Choi, Song-Yi Choi, Kyung-Hee Kim, Kwang-Sun Suh
Membranous nephropathy (MGN) is the most common cause of the nephrotic syndrome in adults. Most cases of MGN are primary, but secondary MGN are frequently encountered. Determination of secondary MGN is crucial for initiation of appropriate treatment. The diagnostic performance of the phospholipase A2 receptor (PLA2R) and immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4) detection based on immunohistochemistry were evaluated using biopsy tissues of 59 primary and 56 secondary MGN cases for discrimination between primary MGN and secondary MGN...
March 30, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362701/acute-myeloid-leukemia-aml-upregulation-of-baalc-mn1-mllt11-evi1-gene-cluster-relate-with-poor-overall-survival-and-a-possible-linkage-with-coexpression-of-myc-bcl2-proteins
#15
Ariz Akhter, Fahad Farooq, Ghaleb Elyamany, Muhammad K Mughal, Fariborz Rashid-Kolvear, Meer-Taher Shabani-Rad, Lesley Street, Adnan Mansoor
BACKGROUND: Molecular heterogeneity accounts for the variable and often poor prognosis in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The current risk stratification strategy in clinical practice is limited to karyotyping and limited molecular studies screening for genetic mutations such as FLT-3 and NPM1. There is opportunity to identify further molecular prognostic markers, which may also lay the groundwork for the development of novel targeted therapies. Complex molecular technologies require transition into widely available laboratory platforms, for better integration into routine clinical practice...
March 30, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362700/dermatofibrosarcoma-protuberans-an-immunomarker-study-of-57-cases-that-included-putative-mesenchymal-stem-cell-markers
#16
Joon Seon Song, Eun-Ju Kim, Chan-Sik Park, Kyung-Ja Cho
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a low-grade fibroblastic sarcoma with a superficial location that has been suggested to potentially be a type of mesenchymal stem cell tumor. We studied the expression of various immunomarkers, including putative stem cell markers, in a series of 57 DFSPs including variants, and 12 dermatofibromas (DFs). CD105, a mesenchymal stem cell marker, was weakly expressed in 24 DFSPs, whereas other stem cell markers, including CD133, ALK-1, and Oct3/4, were completely negative in all samples...
March 30, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248732/the-role-of-mutation-rates-of-gnaq-or-gna11-in-cases-of-uveal-melanoma-in-japan
#17
Jun Ominato, Takeo Fukuchi, Ayako Sato, Naoyuki Yamaguchi, Kazue Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Cho, Tokuhide Oyama, Yoichi Ajioka
GNAQ and GNA11 mutations are thought to be important for the tumorigenesis of uveal melanoma. Although previous studies have reported on mutation rates in cases of uveal melanoma, presently, no such report for the Japanese population exists. In this study, we examined the frequency of GNAQ and GNA11 somatic mutations in cases of uveal melanoma in Japan and their relationship with clinicopathologic features or Ki-67-positive cell rates (Ki-67 labeling index: Ki-67 LI) using immunofluorescence methods. The study involved 19 cases of uveal melanoma...
February 28, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248731/aberrant-cytokeratin-20-reactivity-in-epithelioid-malignant-mesothelioma-a-case-report
#18
Rashmi Manur, Ihab Lamzabi
Malignant mesothelioma is an uncommon neoplasm that should be distinguished from the more common pulmonary adenocarcinomas and other metastatic lesions. Although diagnosis is based on morphologic features, immunohistochemical stains such as Calretinin, WT-1, CK-5/6, D2-40, Ber-Ep4, and MOC-31 are routinely used. Other organ-specific immunohistochemical markers are used when metastases from unknown primary lesion is suspected clinically. Here, we report a case of pleural epithelioid malignant mesothelioma expressing CK20...
February 28, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248730/distribution-of-rank-and-rank-ligand-in-normal-human-tissues-as-determined-by-an-optimized-immunohistochemical-method
#19
Clive R Taylor, Daniel Branstetter, Edward Manna, William C Dougall, Jeanine Bussiere, Carol W Johnson
The expression and tissue distribution of RANK (Receptor Activator of Nuclear Factor κ B) and RANK Ligand (RANKL) are of critical interest in relation to efficacy and safety of antibodies against RANK or RANKL that are approved or under consideration as potential therapeutic agents. Data from the literature using protein or mRNA analyses of rodent and human tissues or immunohistochemical (IHC) studies with a variety of antibodies and methods have provided some background of the distribution of RANK and RANKL but have yielded inconsistent findings...
February 28, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248729/virtual-double-staining-a-digital-approach-to-immunohistochemical-quantification-of-estrogen-receptor-protein-in-breast-carcinoma-specimens
#20
Nina Lykkegaard Andersen, Anja Brügmann, Giedrius Lelkaitis, Søren Nielsen, Michael Friis Lippert, Mogens Vyberg
Visual assessment of immunohistochemically detected estrogen receptor protein is prone to interobserver and intraobserver variation due to its subjective evaluation. The aim of this study was to validate a new image analysis system based on virtual double staining (VDS) by comparing visual and automated scorings of ER in tissue microarrays of breast carcinomas. Tissue microarrays were constructed of 112 consecutive resection specimens of breast carcinomas. Immunohistochemistry assays for ER and pancytokeratin was applied on separate serial sections...
February 28, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
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