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, 48 (4), 445-58

Contributions of Immunohistochemistry and in Situ Hybridization to the Functional Analysis of Pituitary Adenomas

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Contributions of Immunohistochemistry and in Situ Hybridization to the Functional Analysis of Pituitary Adenomas

R Y Osamura et al. J Histochem Cytochem.

Abstract

Immunohistochemistry (IHC) and recently in situ hybridization (ISH) have elucidated various aspects of human pituitary adenomas, i.e., functional differentiation and classification, transcription factors and mechanism of hormone production, regulation of hormone secretion, and processing of prohormones. Recently, the use of tyramide (catalyzed signal amplification; TSA or CSA) and RT-PCR has been effective for detection of trivial amount of proteins (peptides) and mRNA, respectively. Immunomolecular histochemistry is expected to further clarify the function and biology of human pituitary adenomas.

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