To investigate the immunohistochemical expression of Dyskerin, a biomarker involved in ribosome production and telomeres maintenance, in human fetal, adult and neoplastic bile ducts, as well as the possible correlations with cholangiocarcinoma aggressiveness.Sixty consecutive intrahepatic cholangiocarcinomas were collected and used for a tissue micro-array construction (total 176 cores); clinical data and follow-up were collected. Five fetal and 10 normal livers were included as controls. Automatic immunohistochemistry for Dyskerin, p53 and Ki67, and nucleolar silver-staining were performed. In normal livers, Dyskerin was negative in smaller bile ducts (mean 44.8 μm) and positive in the bile ducts with larger diameter (mean 116.1 μm; P<0.001). Dyskerin was positive in 56.7\% of cholangiocarcinomas, and correlated with p53 mutation (P=0.008) and a higher proliferative index/Ki67 (P=0.003), that were included as markers of tumor aggressiveness. Finally, Dyskerin-positive cholangiocarcinomas showed a negative trend in disease-free survival (P=0.078) at univariate analysis.The not-neoplastic biliary tree seems to progressively lose Dyskerin expression from the major branches to the peripheral portal bile ducts. Similarly, intrahepatic cholangiocarcinomas showed two patterns of Dyskerin expression, and the Dyskerin-positive phenotype seemed to characterize the more aggressive cholangiocarcinomas. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

Aims: To investigate the immunohistochemical expression of dyskerin, a biomarker involved in ribosome production and telomere maintenance, in human fetal, adult and neoplastic bile ducts, and possible correlations with cholangiocarcinoma aggressiveness. Methods and results: Sixty consecutive intrahepaticcholangiocarcinomas were collected and used for tissue microarray construction (total: 176 cores); clinical data and follow-up were also collected. Five fetal and 10 normal adult livers were included as controls. Automated immunohistochemistry for dyskerin, p53, and Ki67, and nucleolar silver staining, were performed. In normal livers, dyskerin expression was negative in smaller bile ducts (mean 44.8 μm) and positive in bile ducts of larger diameter (mean 116.1 μm; P < 0.001). Expression was positive in 56.7% of cholangiocarcinomas, and correlated with p53 mutation (P = 0.008) and a higher proliferative (Ki67) index (P = 0.003), which were included as markers of tumour aggressiveness. Finally, dyskerinpositive cholangiocarcinomas showed a negative trend in disease-free survival (P = 0.078) on univariate analysis. Conclusions: The non-neoplastic biliary tree seems to progressively lose dyskerin expression from the major branches to the peripheral portal bile ducts. Similarly, intrahepatic cholangiocarcinomas showed two patterns of dyskerin expression, and the dyskerin-positive phenotype seemed to characterize more aggressive cholangiocarcinomas.

Dyskerin expression in human fetal, adult and neoplastic intrahepatic bile ducts: Correlations with cholangiocarcinoma aggressiveness

VASURI, FRANCESCO;ROCCHI, LAURA;GIUNCHI, FRANCESCA;BRANDI, GIOVANNI;TRERE', DAVIDE;MONTANARO, LORENZO;D'ERRICO, ANTONIETTA
2015

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To investigate the immunohistochemical expression of Dyskerin, a biomarker involved in ribosome production and telomeres maintenance, in human fetal, adult and neoplastic bile ducts, as well as the possible correlations with cholangiocarcinoma aggressiveness.Sixty consecutive intrahepatic cholangiocarcinomas were collected and used for a tissue micro-array construction (total 176 cores); clinical data and follow-up were collected. Five fetal and 10 normal livers were included as controls. Automatic immunohistochemistry for Dyskerin, p53 and Ki67, and nucleolar silver-staining were performed. In normal livers, Dyskerin was negative in smaller bile ducts (mean 44.8 μm) and positive in the bile ducts with larger diameter (mean 116.1 μm; P<0.001). Dyskerin was positive in 56.7\% of cholangiocarcinomas, and correlated with p53 mutation (P=0.008) and a higher proliferative index/Ki67 (P=0.003), that were included as markers of tumor aggressiveness. Finally, Dyskerin-positive cholangiocarcinomas showed a negative trend in disease-free survival (P=0.078) at univariate analysis.The not-neoplastic biliary tree seems to progressively lose Dyskerin expression from the major branches to the peripheral portal bile ducts. Similarly, intrahepatic cholangiocarcinomas showed two patterns of Dyskerin expression, and the Dyskerin-positive phenotype seemed to characterize the more aggressive cholangiocarcinomas. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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Vasuri, Francesco; Rocchi, Laura; Degiovanni, Alessio; Giunchi, Francesca; Brandi, Giovanni; Treré, Davide; Montanaro, Lorenzo; D'Errico-Grigioni, Antonia
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