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Toxins 2010, 2(3), 326-340; doi:10.3390/toxins2030326
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A Pilot Study of Nuclear Instability in Archived Renal and Upper Urinary Tract Tumours with Putative Ochratoxin Aetiology

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Received: 21 January 2010; in revised form: 22 February 2010 / Accepted: 24 February 2010 / Published: 9 March 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Ochratoxins)
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Abstract: DNA ploidy measurement has been applied uniquely to wax-embedded tissue of primary renal cell and metastatic tumours of a key experimental researcher on porcine ochratoxicosis, a control, and four transitional cell carcinomas from cases of Balkan endemic nephropathy. Primary renal tumour was diploid, and hyperdiploid metastasis was within the lower ploidy range for typical renal cell carcinoma. Three Balkan primary tumours showed extensive aneuploidy indicating marked nuclear instability, similar to model rat renal carcinoma caused by ochratoxin A. In contrast, much less nuclear instability in the putative occupational ochratoxicosis case fitted poorly with the ochratoxin A model.
Keywords: DNA ploidy; Balkan endemic nephropathy; renal cell carcinoma; ochratoxin A; porcine nephropathy; metastasis; nuclear instability; transitional cell carcinoma; aneuploidisation DNA ploidy; Balkan endemic nephropathy; renal cell carcinoma; ochratoxin A; porcine nephropathy; metastasis; nuclear instability; transitional cell carcinoma; aneuploidisation
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Mantle, P.G.; Amerasinghe, C.; Brown, A.L.; Herman, D.; Horn, T.; Krogh, T.; Odell, E.W.; Rosenbaum, T.; Tatu, C.A. A Pilot Study of Nuclear Instability in Archived Renal and Upper Urinary Tract Tumours with Putative Ochratoxin Aetiology. Toxins 2010, 2, 326-340.

AMA Style

Mantle PG, Amerasinghe C, Brown AL, Herman D, Horn T, Krogh T, Odell EW, Rosenbaum T, Tatu CA. A Pilot Study of Nuclear Instability in Archived Renal and Upper Urinary Tract Tumours with Putative Ochratoxin Aetiology. Toxins. 2010; 2(3):326-340.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Mantle, Peter G.; Amerasinghe, Cyrille; Brown, Amy L.; Herman, Diana; Horn, Thomas; Krogh, Thoger; Odell, Edward W.; Rosenbaum, Tomas; Tatu, Calin A. 2010. "A Pilot Study of Nuclear Instability in Archived Renal and Upper Urinary Tract Tumours with Putative Ochratoxin Aetiology." Toxins 2, no. 3: 326-340.



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