Intermediate filament expression in the canine prostate, unlike that in human prostate, is represented in the literature by only a few reports. In this study, the expression of cytokeratin (CK) and vimentin was examined in three normal canine prostates and 11 canine prostatic carcinomas. Monoclonal antibodies directed against vimentin, CK AE1/AE3, CK 18-8 (for luminal epithelial cells), CK 5, CK clone 8.12 and CK 14 (for basal cells) were employed. As in man, normal canine prostatic luminal cells were positive for CK 8-18. Basal cells were positive for CK 5 and CK clone 8.12 but, in contrast to findings in man, were negative for CK 14. Luminal cells were vimentin-negative, whereas in man they have been reported as vimentin-positive. The majority of carcinomas showed an undifferentiated histological pattern and all were positive for CK AE1/AE3 and for vimentin. Ten tumours were positive for CK 8-12, but six of them showed many cells co-expressing CK 14. Moreover, in two of these six cases a large number of neoplastic cells also reacted with CK clone 8.12 antibody, and in one of them co-expression of CK 5 was detectable. This co-expression, of luminal and basal cytokeratins, suggests a possible origin of the tumours from prostatic epithelial stem cells. Vimentin expression is an inconstant finding in human prostatic carcinomas; its almost uniform occurrence in canine carcinomas suggests a lesser degree of differentiation than in the human neoplasm.
Cytokeratin and Vimentin Expression in Normal and Neoplastic Canine Prostate / V. Grieco, V. Patton, S. Romussi, M. Finazzi. - In: JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE PATHOLOGY. - ISSN 0021-9975. - 129:1(2003), pp. 78-84.
|Titolo:||Cytokeratin and Vimentin Expression in Normal and Neoplastic Canine Prostate|
GRIECO, VALERIA (Primo) (Corresponding)
PATTON, VERONICA ANN (Secondo)
ROMUSSI, STEFANO (Penultimo)
FINAZZI, MARIO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||dog; prostatic cytokeratin; prostatic neoplasia; prostatic vimentin; tumour|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore VET/03 - Patologia Generale e Anatomia Patologica Veterinaria|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2003|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0021-9975(03)00006-9|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|