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      A Monoclonal Antibody which Identifies an Antigen in Endothelial Cell and Epithelial Basement Membrane

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          We isolated a monoclonal antibody which decorates the endothelial cells of normal and lymphatic vessels in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue. In addition, the antibody recognizes a previously undescribed substance found in the basement membrane zone and subbasement membrane zone of a variety of epithelia. By ELISA assay, the antigen recognized by this monoclonal antibody is not laminin, type IV collagen or fibronectin. This antibody may be used as a diagnostic tool because it identifies an epitope in neoplasms differentiating towards endothelial cell such as angiosarcoma and Kaposi’s sarcoma.

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          Journal
          JVR
          J Vasc Res
          10.1159/issn.1018-1172
          Journal of Vascular Research
          S. Karger AG
          1018-1172
          1423-0135
          1990
          1990
          23 September 2008
          : 27
          : 1
          : 14-23
          Affiliations
          aDepartment of Dermatology, Asahikawa Medical College, Hokkaido, Japan; bDepartment of Dermatology, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Fla.; Departments of cDermatology, dMedicine, and c,dLM-EM-Histochemistry Unit, Institute of Dental Research, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, Ala.; cDermatology Service, Birmingham Veterans Administration Medical Center, Birmingham, Ala.; eDepartment of Pathology, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Fla., USA
          Article
          158792 Blood Vessels 1990;27:14–23
          10.1159/000158792
          © 1990 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 10
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