Immunohistological analysis of Tac antigen expression in tissues involved by Hodgkin's disease

G. Pizzolo, M. Chilosi, G. Semenzato, F. Caligaris-Cappio, L. Fiore-Donati, G. Perona, G. Janossy

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The findings have at least two possible interpretations. First, anti-Tac may cross-react with epitopes on molecules other than IL-2 receptor. In that case the Tac positivity on H and RS cells could be only a useful identity marker. However, this possibility may not be the entire answer since in hairy cell leukaemia the molecular weight of the recognized Tac+ molecule is identical to that of the Tac receptor present on the IL-2 response cell lines (Korsmeyer et al., 1983). The more exciting possibility is therefore that Tac positivity on H and RS cells, as well as in hairy cell leukaemia and in other malignant conditions, might be a sign of the abnormal gene expression which may contribute to the uncontrolled growth or to the destructive influence seen in HD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)415-417
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Cancer
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology


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