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著者
Sakoguchi, Tetsuhiko
Arita, Kazunori
キーワード
Growth hormone
Growth hormone receptor
Brain tumor
Pituitary adenoma
NDC
医学
抄録(英)
Growth hormone (GH) is essential for quality of life in both children and adults, but it is also believed to enhance the growth of various neoplasms. However, the role of GH in the brain, particularly in brain tumors, has yet to be established. To clarify these problems from the perspective of receptor expression, we examined GH receptor (GHR) expression in brain tumors using immunohistochemistry and the correlation between GHR expression and clinical features. Surgical specimens obtained from patients with brain tumors (106 pituitary adenomas, 12 craniopharyngiomas, 13 germ cell tumors, 6 medulloblastomas, and 12 malignant gliomas) were examined immunohistochemically for GHR expression. The GHR positive rate was lower in malignant tumors than in benign tumors (59% in pituitary adenomas, 73% in craniopharyngiomas, 23% in germ cell tumors, and 0% in medulloblastomas and gliomas). GHR staining in pituitary adenomas was weaker than that in normal pituitary gland. Among the GH-producing pituitary adenomas, there was no difference in size between GHR-positive and -negative tumors. However, among the non-GH-producing adenomas, GHR-positive tumors were significantly smaller. Thus, immunohistochemical GHR expression may have, at least in part, a negative impact on tumor growth potential in brain tumors.
掲載誌名
Hiroshima Journal of Medical Sciences
61巻
1号
開始ページ
1
終了ページ
6
出版年月日
2012-03
出版者
Hiroshima University Medical Press
ISSN
0018-2052
NCID
言語
英語
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紀要論文
広大資料タイプ
学内刊行物(紀要等)
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権利情報
(c) Hiroshima University Medical Press.
部局名
医歯薬学総合研究科
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