Growth hormone receptor expression in the Dunning R 3327 prostatic carcinoma of the rat

Published on Thursday, 06 September 2018


The Dunning R3327 rat carcinoma is an important model for human prostate adenocarcinoma.

In the present study this tumor was further characterized by immunohistochemical demonstration of receptors for growth hormone (GH-R).

Weak GH-R immunoreactivity was present in the secretory epithelial cells of the tumor acini.

Large epithelial cells which were localized at the periphery of the acini and large cells in the stroma, which are probably derived from the epithelium ("Large neoplastic epithelial cells"), displayed a strong staining with one of the monoclonal antibodies (Mab 263) to GH-R.

The presence of GH-R receptors in proliferating prostatic tumor cells supports the concept that GH reacts directly on prostate target tissue to facilitate tumor cell growth.


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