Archives of oto-rhino-laryngology

, Volume 244, Issue 1, pp 66–68 | Cite as

Immunohistochemical demonstration of the co-expression of vimentin and cytokeratin(s) in the guinea pig cochlea

  • M. Kasper
  • P. Stosiek
  • A. Varga
  • U. Karsten


Using a decalcification procedure for guinea pig petrous bones, we were able to prepare cryostat sections for immunohistochemical studies. A panel of monoclonal antibodies against intermediate filament proteins was then used to show a co-expression of cytokeratin and vimentin in the epithelial cells of the stria vascularis.

Key words

Cytokeratin Vimentin Guinea pig cochlea Stria vascularis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Kasper
    • 1
  • P. Stosiek
    • 1
  • A. Varga
    • 1
  • U. Karsten
    • 2
  1. 1.Pathological Institute, District HospitalGörlitzGerman Democratic Republic
  2. 2.Department of ImmunologyInstitute of Molecular Biology, Academy of Sciences of the GDRBerlin-BuchGerman Demokratic Republic

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