Acta Neuropathologica

, Volume 69, Issue 1, pp 165–167

S-antigen-like immunoreactivity in a human pineocytoma

Authors

  • H. -W. Korf
    • Dept. of Anatomy and CytobiologyJustus Liebig University of Giessen
  • D. C. Klein
    • Section on Neuroendocrinology, Laboratory of Developmental, NeurobiologyNational Institute of Child Health and Human Development
  • J. S. Zigler
    • Laboratory of Vision Research, National Eye InstituteNational Institutes of Health
  • I. Gery
    • Laboratory of Vision Research, National Eye InstituteNational Institutes of Health
  • W. Schachenmayr
    • Dept. of NeuropathologyJustus Liebig University of Giessen
Short Original Communication

DOI: 10.1007/BF00687054

Cite this article as:
Korf, H.-., Klein, D.C., Zigler, J.S. et al. Acta Neuropathol (1986) 69: 165. doi:10.1007/BF00687054

Summary

A pineocytoma was investigated by means of immunocytochemistry with the use of a polyclonal antibody against bovine retinal S-antigen. Several cells of this tumor displayed strong S-antigen-like immunoreaction in analogy to certain pinealocytes in normal human pineal organs. This study indicates that S-antigen immunocytochemistry may be applied to characterize tumors of the pineal region.

Key words

PineocytomaImmunocytochemistryS-antigenPolyclonal antibody

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© Springer-Verlag 1986