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Anticancer Res. 2002 Nov-Dec;22(6C):3819-25.

p63 expression profile in normal and malignant prostate epithelial cells.

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Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR), Department of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 1530 East Jefferson Street, Rockville, MD 20852, USA.

Abstract

p63 expression was evaluated in a tissue microarray of prostate tissues including benign glands, prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia and prostatic carcinoma. Immunostaining with anti-p63 antibody was restricted to basal cell nuclei. Detectable p63 was found in immortalized and early passage cell cultures, but not in senescent cultures or metastatic tumor-derived cell lines. The selective presence of p63 in basal cells of the prostate suggests that p63 can be used as a marker of basal cells and in vitro typing cell cultures of prostate cancer (CaP). The basal cell association underscores its critical functions in the biology of basal cells.

PMID:
12553000
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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