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Immunohistochemical expression of CD200 in renal cell carcinoma


1 Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Fayoum University, Faiyum, Egypt
2 Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt

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Hala M El Hanbuli,
Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Fayoum University, Keman Fares, Fayoum Governorate
Egypt
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JMAU.JMAU_29_20

Background and Objectives: Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is the most common malignant renal neoplasm in adults. CD200 is a transmembrane protein and is a promising target for cancer immunotherapy. The aim of this study is to assess the CD200 expression in RCC. Materials and Methods: Eighty paraffin-embedded radical nephrectomy specimens, diagnosed with RCC were evaluated immunohistochemically for CD200 expression. Results: Out of eighty cases studied, CD200 was expressed in n = 73 cases (91.25%) with high intensity in 27 cases (33.75%), moderate intensity in 22 cases (27.5%), and mild intensity in 24 cases (30%). No staining was observed in the adjacent apparently normal renal tissue in all examined sections. No significant relationship was found between CD200 expression and the gender, tumor size, tumor side, histologic type, nuclear grade, T stage, and tumor necrosis. Conclusion: CD200 expression in most of the studied cases of RCC may refer to the potential therapeutic of anti-CD200 antibody for this cancer.


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