Trichosanthes Japonica Agglutinin I Staining of Human Colonic Carcinoma : A Comparative Study Using Monoclonal Antibody Against Sialosyl-Tn Antigen

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<I>Trichosanthesjaponica agglutinin</I> I (TJA-I) having a high affinity to the NeuAcα2-6Galβ1-4GIcNAc terminal sequence was used for an immunohistochemical study to analyze the expression of the NeuAcα2-6Gal structure in human colonic tissues. A TJA-I binding substance was detected in the mucosa of colonic carcinoma, but not in the normal and transitional mucosa. The TJA-I staining was correlated with the degree of histo logical differentiation of the carcinoma. TJA-I preferentially stained well-differentiated and moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma. In the carcinoma containing mucin lakes, the TJA-I staining reaction was either weak in intensity or negative. A comparative study using monoclonal antibody against sialosyl-Tn antigen (NeuAcα2-6-GaINAc) known to be expressed in colonic carcinoma tissues revealed that the areas exhibiting strong expressions of siaosyl-Tn antigen separated from the areas vividly reactive for the TJA-I staining. In addition, the expression of sialosyl-Tn antigen, unlike the TJA-I staining, was strong in the mucinous areas of the carcinoma. The results obtained in the present study suggest the possibility that a comparative staining method with TJA-I and monoclonal antibody against sialosyl-Tn antigen could be helpful to the diagnosis of human colonic carcinoma.

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  • ACTA HISTOCHEMICA ET CYTOCHEMICA

    ACTA HISTOCHEMICA ET CYTOCHEMICA 28(2), 155-162, 1995-04-01

    JAPAN SOCIETY OF HISTOCHEMISTRY AND CYTOCHEMISTRY

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10008976369
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA00508022
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    ART
  • ISSN
    00445991
  • Data Source
    CJP  J-STAGE 
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