In-situ analysis of calcitonin and CGRP expression in medullary thyroid carcinoma.
A combination of immunocytochemistry (ICC) and in-situ hybridization (ISH) applied to formalin-fixed tissue sections was used to analyse the differential expression of calcitonin and CGRP genes, at both peptide and mRNA levels, in normal and neoplastic human thyroid C cells. Calcitonin peptide was readily detectable in normal C cells but its abundance in the neoplastic C cells of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) was reduced in correlation with the degree of tumour differentiation. Conversely...Expand abstract
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