Expression of c-myc, Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor and c-erbB-2 in Human Endometrial Carcinoma and Cervical Adenocarcinoma

Shinji Sato, Kiyoshi Ito, Nobuyoshi Ozawa, Akira Yajima, Hironobu Sasano

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Abstract

Thirty specimens of human endometrial carcinoma (n = 23) and cervical adenocarcinoma (n = 1) have been analyzed for c-myc, epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and c-erbB-2 by immunohistochemistry. In endometrial carcinomas, expression of c-myc was observed in all cases, EGFR in 21 of 23 cases (91.3%) and c-erbB-2 in 7 of 23 cases (30.4%). In cervical adenocarcinomas, expression of c-myc was seen in 5 of 7 cases (71.6%), EGFR in all cases and c-erbB-2 in 2 of 7 cases (28.6%). c-myc immunoactivity was observed as nuclear or cytoplasmic stain or both, EGFR as membrane and cytoplasmic stain, c-erbB-2 as menbrane stain. There was no relationship between expression of these three oncogenes and clinical prognostic factors in the present study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-145
Number of pages9
JournalTohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
Volume165
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1991

Keywords

  • EGFR
  • c-erbB-2
  • c-myc
  • cervical adenocarcinoma
  • endometrial carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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