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Keratin 17, p16, cervical

Frank Smedts, Frans C S Ramaekers, Anton H N Hopman
In order of frequency, cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN), combined adenocarcinoma in situ (AIS)/CIN lesions, and solitary AIS are the most prevalent premalignant lesions of the uterine cervix. As the morphologic distinction of these subtypes is not always straightforward, we performed an immunophenotyping analysis to establish distinguishing profiles for each of these squamous and glandular progenitor lesions of cervical carcinoma. A series of 26 premalignant cervical lesions, comprising 13 cases of AIS, of which 7 represented solitary AIS and 6 were combined with CIN (combined AIS/CIN), as well as 13 solitary high-grade CIN lesions, were immunophenotypically analyzed using antibodies directed against p16, p63, bcl-2, and cytokeratins (CK) 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, and 19...
July 2010: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
Reda S Saad, Nadia Ismiil, Valérie Dubé, Sharon Nofech-Mozes, Mahmoud A Khalifa
We studied the expression of cytokeratin (CK) 7, CK20, CDX-2, and p16 in 119 cervical adenocarcinomas (65 usual type [50 invasive; 15 in situ], 37 intestinal type [21 invasive; 16 in situ], 10 endometrioid, 5 adenosquamous, and 2 signet-ring carcinomas) in comparison with 55 cases of rectal adenocarcinomas. The percentage of cells staining was considered negative if 0% to 5% stained; more than 5% was considered positive. For p16, staining of more than 50% was considered positive. CK7 was expressed in all cervical cases and in 12 rectal adenocarcinomas (22%)...
October 2009: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
Katsuhide Ikeda, Genshu Tate, Takao Suzuki, Toshiyuki Mitsuya
OBJECTIVE: Several Cytokeratin (CK) isoforms have been analyzed in cervical intraepithelial lesions. However, previously reported numbers of specimens have been too low to evaluate any correlation between CK and CIN. METHODS: We examined the immunohistochemical staining of p16, CK8, and CK17 in 134 cervical tissues obtained by punch biopsy and graded as follows: CIN I (n=39), CIN II (n=31), CIN III (n=43), SCC (n=21). RESULTS: p16 staining was identified in 74...
March 2008: Gynecologic Oncology
S Regauer, O Reich
AIMS: Atypical immature metaplasia (AIM) refers to a full-thickness intraepithelial basaloid lesion in the uterine cervix that features both metaplasia and atypia and is therefore difficult to distinguish from high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN III). p16 is a marker for human papillomavirus (HPV)-induced dysplasia. Cytokeratin (CK) 17 is a marker for cervical reserve (stem) cells, which give rise to metaplasia. The aim was to determine whether AIM can be reclassified into metaplasia and CIN III based on p16 and CK17 immunohistochemistry...
April 2007: Histopathology
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