Antibodies against human prealbumin (HPA) give a strong immunoperoxidase staining of the A (glucagon) pancreatic cells and of glucagon-, insulin- and gastrin-producing pancreatic tumours. The majority of intestinal and bronchial carcinoids are also reactive. The staining may be related to presence in the C-terminal sequence of HPA of determinants in common with polypeptide (pro-) hormones.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Virchows Archiv B Cell Pathology Including Molecular Pathology|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1984|
- Endocrine tumours
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine