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Title: Expression of neuronal and glial markers in so-called oligodendrogilial tumors induced by transplacental administration of ethyl-nitrosourea in the rat
Issue Date: 1992
Publisher: Murcia : F. Hernández
ISSN: 0213-3911
Related subjects: CDU::6 - Ciencias aplicadas::61 - Medicina::616 - Patología. Medicina clínica. Oncología::616.8 - Neurología. Neuropatología. Sistema nervioso
Keywords: Oligodendroglioma
Abstract: A series of 18 tumors with histological features of oligodendrogliomas, induced in the rat by means of transplacental ethyl-nitrosurea administration were studied for immunohistochemical demonstration of neuronal (synaptophysin and neurofilament protein) and glial (gliofibrillar acidic protein and vimentin) markers. Most of the tumors showed cells with strong positivity to synaptophysin and to a lesser degree, to neurofilament protein, suggesting the neuronal character of these neoplasms. In 10 tumors, cells with strong positivity to vimentin were found, and in three cases, tumoral cells expressed gliofibrillar acidic protein. The observation that ENU-induced oligodendroglial tumors express neuronal and, to a minor degree, glial markers, suggests their interpretation as prirnitive neuroectodermal tumors with clear neuronal differentiation.
Primary author: Vaquero, J.
Coca, S.
Moreno M.
Oya, S.
Arias, A.
Zurita, M.
Morales, C.
Published in: Histology and histopathology
Document type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Number of pages / Extensions: 5
Rights: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Appears in Collections:Vol. 7, nº 4 (1992)

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