ABSTRACT: The aims of this study were to establish a profile for the expression of p53 in primary renal cell carcinoma using the polyclonal antibody NCL-CB1 and the monoclonal antibody D07, and to compare the results of staining with both antibodies. Ninety-six cases were studied using formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue. Positive nuclear staining ranged from 5% (D07) to 12% (NCL-CM1). Positive cytoplasmic staining ranged from 7% (D07) to 25% (NCL-CM1) of cases. Interobserver agreement was excellent. The findings suggest that such a low level of immunohistochemical positivity reduces any potential prognostic value for p53 in this tumour type.
British journal of biomedical science 10/1996; 53(3):179-81. · 0.92 Impact Factor