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Different patterns of fibronectin and tenascin-C splice variants expression in primary and metastatic melanoma lesions


Frey, K; Fiechter, M; Schwager, K; Belloni, B; Barysch, M J; Neri, D; Dummer, R (2011). Different patterns of fibronectin and tenascin-C splice variants expression in primary and metastatic melanoma lesions. Experimental Dermatology, 20(8):685-688.

Abstract

We have investigated the staining patterns of primary and metastatic melanoma lesions using F8, L19 and F16. These three clinical-stage antibodies are currently being studied in clinical trials for the pharmacodelivery of cytokines or therapeutic radionuclides to neoplastic sites in patients with cancer. Frozen sections of 24 primary and 29 metastatic melanoma lesions were stained, using immunofluorescence procedures, with biotinylated preparations of the F8, L19 and F16 antibodies, which are specific to the alternatively spliced extra domain A and extra domain B domains of fibronectin and A1 domain of tenascin-C, respectively. Blood vessels were costained using von Willebrand factor-specific antibodies. In primary cutaneous melanoma lesions, F16 and F8 (but not L19) strongly stained the basal lamina at the interface between epidermis and dermis, with a strikingly complementary pattern. By contrast, metastatic melanoma lesions displayed a strong and diffuse pattern of immunoreactivity with all three antibodies. It was found that the extracellular matrix in melanoma undergoes extensive remodelling during the transition from primary to metastatic lesions. The intense staining of metastatic melanoma lesions by the F8, L19 and F16 antibodies provides a strong rationale for the use of these antibodies and their derivatives for the treatment of melanoma patients and possibly for the personalized choice of the best performing antibody in individual patients.

We have investigated the staining patterns of primary and metastatic melanoma lesions using F8, L19 and F16. These three clinical-stage antibodies are currently being studied in clinical trials for the pharmacodelivery of cytokines or therapeutic radionuclides to neoplastic sites in patients with cancer. Frozen sections of 24 primary and 29 metastatic melanoma lesions were stained, using immunofluorescence procedures, with biotinylated preparations of the F8, L19 and F16 antibodies, which are specific to the alternatively spliced extra domain A and extra domain B domains of fibronectin and A1 domain of tenascin-C, respectively. Blood vessels were costained using von Willebrand factor-specific antibodies. In primary cutaneous melanoma lesions, F16 and F8 (but not L19) strongly stained the basal lamina at the interface between epidermis and dermis, with a strikingly complementary pattern. By contrast, metastatic melanoma lesions displayed a strong and diffuse pattern of immunoreactivity with all three antibodies. It was found that the extracellular matrix in melanoma undergoes extensive remodelling during the transition from primary to metastatic lesions. The intense staining of metastatic melanoma lesions by the F8, L19 and F16 antibodies provides a strong rationale for the use of these antibodies and their derivatives for the treatment of melanoma patients and possibly for the personalized choice of the best performing antibody in individual patients.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Dermatology Clinic
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2011
Deposited On:02 Aug 2011 08:23
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 14:57
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN:0906-6705
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:10.1111/j.1600-0625.2011.01314.x
PubMed ID:21649738
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-48846

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