The proliferative activity of 21 cases of renal cell carcinoma has been investigated by means of monoclonal antibody Ki-67 and Nucleolar Organizer Regions (AgNORs) analysis. The correlation between AgNOR counts and Ki-67 scores was only slightly significant (r = 0.53, r2 = 0.28) as determined by linear regression. Positive correlation was found between Ki-67 scores and tumour histologic grade. However, no correlation was observed between Ki-67 scores and tumour pathologic stage and between AgNOR counts and tumour histologic grade and/or pathologic stage. The results suggest that AgNOR counts cannot replace Ki-67 scores in evaluating the proliferative activity of renal cell carcinoma and that such activity and both histologic grade and pathologic stage seem to be independent parametres.

Argyrophilic nucleolar organizer region counts and Ki-67 scores in human renal cell carcinoma.

PICH, Achille;
1991

Abstract

The proliferative activity of 21 cases of renal cell carcinoma has been investigated by means of monoclonal antibody Ki-67 and Nucleolar Organizer Regions (AgNORs) analysis. The correlation between AgNOR counts and Ki-67 scores was only slightly significant (r = 0.53, r2 = 0.28) as determined by linear regression. Positive correlation was found between Ki-67 scores and tumour histologic grade. However, no correlation was observed between Ki-67 scores and tumour pathologic stage and between AgNOR counts and tumour histologic grade and/or pathologic stage. The results suggest that AgNOR counts cannot replace Ki-67 scores in evaluating the proliferative activity of renal cell carcinoma and that such activity and both histologic grade and pathologic stage seem to be independent parametres.
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AgNOR; Ki-67; Renal cell carcinoma
A. PICH; G. VALENTE; E. MARGARIA; L. AZZONI; M. TASSO; A. STRAMIGNONI
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