Study of childhood renal tumours using a monoclonal antibody to Tamm-Horsfall protein

S. Kumar, H. B. Marsden, B. Jasani, P. Kumar

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Abstract

A monoclonal antibody to Tamm-Horsfall glycoprotein was used for the immunolocalisation of Tamm-Horsfall protein in formalin fixed, paraffin embedded tissue sections of childhood renal tumours, normal children's kidneys, and human fetal kidneys. The procedure was a dinitrophenyl hapten sandwich staining method. The antibody, diluted 1/100000, gave a very strong and specific staining of the loop of Henle and distal tubules of normal and fetal kidneys. No staining was seen in Wilms' tumour, mesoblastic nephroma, and bone metastasing renal tumour of childhood. In contrast, two of seven renal carcinomas and three of four rhabdoid renal tumours were positive for Tamm-Horsfall protein.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1456-1462
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of clinical pathology
Volume40
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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