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Autoantibodies against tumour suppressor protein p53 in pleural effusions of patients with tuberculosis pleurisy.
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PMID:  17270093     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Autoantibodies against the p53 proteins (p53 Abs) can be detected in the serum, ascites, saliva and pleural effusions of various malignant patients. It is suggested that p53 Abs in pleural effusions might have some value for tumour diagnosis, prognosis or monitoring. The present study investigated the prevalence of p53 Abs in the pleural effusions of 90 patients with various diseases. METHODS: Patients with suspicious pleural effusions in chest film received thoracocentesis and their pleural effusions were collected. The presence of p53 Abs in effusion was detected by immunoblotting. Differences of p53 Abs with respect to the patient's age, gender, white blood cell count, lactate dehydrogenase, total proteins and adenosine deaminase scores were calculated by chi2-test. RESULTS: p53 Abs were detected in 14.4% (13/90) of our patients, with prevalences of 10.5% (6/57) and 21.2% (7/33) among patients with benign and malignant diseases, respectively. Notably, 16.1% (5/31) of patients with tuberculosis pleurisy were positive for p53 Abs. These five patients had no history of cancer and, so far, have had no manifestations related to tumorigenesis. CONCLUSIONS: As far as we know, this is the first report regarding the detection of p53 Abs in pleural effusions from patients with tuberculosis pleurisy.
L Wang; Y-H Chang; Y-L Lee; C-M Shih; Y-T Hsu; G-H Shen; M-L Haung; M-Y Shiau
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of clinical biochemistry     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0004-5632     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Clin. Biochem.     Publication Date:  2007 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-02     Completed Date:  2007-06-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0324055     Medline TA:  Ann Clin Biochem     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  57-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Medical Laboratory and Biotechnology, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Republic of China.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Autoantibodies / immunology*
Middle Aged
Pleural Effusion / immunology*
Recombinant Fusion Proteins / genetics,  immunology
Tuberculosis, Pleural / immunology*
Tumor Suppressor Protein p53 / genetics,  immunology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Autoantibodies; 0/Recombinant Fusion Proteins; 0/Tumor Suppressor Protein p53

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