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J Urol. 1992 Sep;148(3):802-5.

Distribution of 486P 3/12 antigen, ABO(H) blood group antigen and T antigen in cystectomy specimens from patients with stage T2 transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder.

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Department of Urology, University Clinic, Eppendorf, Hamburg, Federal Republic of Germany.

Abstract

We used monoclonal antibody 486P 3/12, anti-ABO(H) antibodies and anti-T antigen lectins to detect malignant transformation in cystectomy specimens from patients with stage T2 transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder. We used an immunoperoxidase technique to do extensive chessboard-like mapping studies in 6 cystectomy bladders with stage T2 lesions and 1 normal bladder from a multiorgan donor as control to characterize antigen expression. Increased 486P 3/12 antigen expression, decreased ABO(H) expression and T antigen deletion were detectable not only in the tumor area but also in tumor-surrounding areas classified as benign. We believe that cells with abnormal antigen expression are a source of tumor recurrence and can be identified with our method of quantitative immunocytology.

PMID:
1512830
DOI:
10.1016/s0022-5347(17)36726-5
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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