Renal biopsy (RBx) is an essential tool in the diagnostic and therapeutic process of most native kidney diseases and in the renal transplanted graft. Laser capture microdissection (LCM), combined with molecular biology, might improve the diagnostic power of RBx. However, the limited amount of available renal tissue is often an obstacle for achieving a satisfactory qualitative and quantitative analysis. In our work we present a method which allows us to obtain good quality and quantity of RNA from formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded (FFPE) renal tissue derived from RBx performed in transplanted patients. Histology, immunohistochemistry, LCM, pre-amplify system and qRT-PCR of biomarkers related to tubular damage, inflammation and fibrosis on FFPE RBx were performed. Glomeruli, tubules and interstitium of three RBx (RB-A: no alteration; RB-B and -C: the progressive rise of creatinine) were compared. The method proposed, could well be useful in future clinical practice. It is quick, easy to perform and allows the analyses of many biomarkers. In addition, it could be extended to all types of RBx without any limitation on the sample amount. Nevertheless, the need for a higher number of well-trained technicians might represent some limitation, counterbalanced by the opportunity to elaborate more accurate diagnosis and, consequently, more targeted therapies.
Laser capture microdissection on formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded renal transplanted biopsies: Technical perspectives for clinical practice application / C.M. Alfieri, D. Mattinzoli, M. Ikehata, D. Cresseri, G. Moroni, V. Vaira, G. Ferri, S. Ferrero, P. Messa. - In: EXPERIMENTAL AND MOLECULAR PATHOLOGY. - ISSN 0014-4800. - 116(2020), pp. 104516.1-104516.10.
|Titolo:||Laser capture microdissection on formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded renal transplanted biopsies: Technical perspectives for clinical practice application|
MESSA, PIERGIORGIO (Corresponding)
|Parole Chiave:||Laser capture microdissection; Renal biopsy; Formalin fixed; Paraffin embedded; Kidney transplantation; Biomarkers|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/14 - Nefrologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.yexmp.2020.104516|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|