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Distribution of tumor-associated antigen CEA and cross-reacting NCA in fetal organs.
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PMID:  7399747     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The organ distribution of the tumor-associated carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), and that of the normal tissue component NCA (non-specific cross-reacting antigen) have been investigated in the fetus. Organ extracts from five fetuses between 14 and 21 weeks of age were analysed by radioimmunoassay using specific antisera. CEA was detected in large amounts (800--1,650 ng/g) in fetal colon and in barely detectable amounts in lung and placental tissue. This differed from NCA, which could be detected in almost all organ extracts analysed. The highest concentration of NCA was measured in fetal colon and the content increased with the gestational age of the fetus. High amounts of NCA were also found in the liver, spleen and placental tissue. The gel elution profiles of CEA and NCA from an amniotic fluid pool and a pool of colonic extracts were also determined. CEA eluted similarly to the marker 125I--CEA purified from liver metastasis of colonic carcinoma. The NCA-reactive material was found in three distinct peaks.
H Gadler; K Bremme; B Wahren
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cancer. Journal international du cancer     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0020-7136     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cancer     Publication Date:  1980 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-10-24     Completed Date:  1980-10-24     Revised Date:  2007-07-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0042124     Medline TA:  Int J Cancer     Country:  DENMARK    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  91-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Amniotic Fluid / immunology
Carcinoembryonic Antigen / analysis*
Colon / analysis
Cross Reactions
Fetus / immunology*
Gestational Age
Tissue Distribution
Tissue Extracts / analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Carcinoembryonic Antigen; 0/Tissue Extracts

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