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Title: Immunohistochemistry and Antigenic Expression of Five Proteins in Kaposi Sarcoma
Authors: Adisa, James O.
Egbujo, C.Ejike
Egbujo, Pamela Ogechi
Madukwe, Jonathan
Egbujo, Amina
Azubuike, Nkiruka C.
Keywords: Girardinia heterophylla
ursolic acid
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: International Journal of Biomedical and Advance Research
Series/Report no.: Vol. 4;No. 9; Pp 574-578
Abstract: Introduction: Kaposi sarcoma poses problems in histological diagnosis because of its broad morphologic variants and similarity to many vasoproliferative lesions. Establishing diagnosis on the basis of tumour marker alone (especially a single result) is fraught with associated pitfalls because of the problem of non- specificity. Method: Fifteen (15) Kaposi sarcoma biopsies from seven (7) men and eight (8) women were used to find out the gene expression of vimentin, desmin, smooth muscle actin (SMA), S-100 and neuron specific enolase (NSE) in Kaposi sarcoma, Haematoxylin and eosin (H&E) method was used to confirm the diagnosis of Kaposi sarcoma in archival processed biopsies. Subsequently, Immunohistochemistry (IHC) was carried out to find out the expression of the antibodies listed. Results: Vimentin and SMA were found to be most reactive. Neuron specific enolase was mildly reactive while the rest were non-reactive. Conclusion: Only vimentin and SMA offer significant reactivity in the diagnosis of Kaposi sarcoma and are useful in undifferentiated neoplasms.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/961
ISSN: 2229-3809
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