Correlation between tumor histology, steroid receptor status, and adenosine deaminase complexing protein immunoreactivity in ovarian cancer

B. R. Rao, B. J. Slotman, A. A. Geldof

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Adenosine deaminase complexing protein (ADCP) immunoreactivity was investigated in 40 ovarian tumors and correlated with clinicopathologic parameters, including tumor steroid receptor content. Ten (29%) of 34 common epithelial ovarian carcinomas showed ADCP reactivity. Reactivity for ADCP was seen more frequently in mucinous (100%; p < 0.001), well-differentiated (73%; p < 0.001) and Stage I (56%; p < 0.05) ovarian carcinomas. Furthermore, tumors that contained high levels of androgen receptors and tumors that did not contain estrogen receptors were more frequently ADCP positive (p < 0.05). However, after stratifying for histologic grade, no correlation between ADCP reactivity and receptor status was found. Determination of ADCP reactivity appears to be of limited value in ovarian cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-54
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Gynecological Pathology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1990


  • Histology
  • Ovarian tumors
  • Steroid receptors

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