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Vet Pathol. 1996 May;33(3):257-63.

Immunohistochemical characterization of canine transmissible venereal tumor.

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  • 1Departamento de Anatomía y Anatomía Patológica Comparadas, Facultad de Veterinaria de Córdoba, Spain.


The collective immunohistochemical expression of human lysozyme, human alpha-1-antitrypsin, human CD3 antigen, calf vimentin, human keratins, human lambda light chains,canine immunoglobulins IgG, IgM, and bovine protein S-100 has been analyzed on formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue sections of 25 spontaneous canine transmissible venereal tumors (CTVT) from both genital and extragenital locations using the avidin-biotin-peroxidase complex technique. Lysozyme immunoreactivity was detected in 10/25 CTVT, alpha-1-antitrypsin in 14/25 CTVT, and vimentin in 25/25 CTVT. All CTVT cells were negative to keratins 5 + 8 of the Moll catalogue (RCK-102), S-100 protein, lambda light-chain immunoglobulins, IgG, IgM, and CD3 antigen. The intratumoral T-and B-lymphocyte infiltrate was differentiated using CD3 antigen, lambda light-chain immunoglobulins, IgG, and IgM, and this technique could be useful to evaluate the regressive or progressive growth stage of venereal tumors. Our findings support the hypothesis of a histiocytic immunophenotype for CTVT, and these staining techniques could be used in the differential diagnosis with lymphomas.

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