HMB45 and melan-A expression in renal angiomyolipoma and their significance for the diagnosis

Tuna E. B., Lebe B., Yorukoglu J.

TUMORI JOURNAL, vol.89, no.1, pp.46-48, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 89 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/030089160308900110
  • Journal Name: TUMORI JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.46-48
  • Keywords: angiomyolipoma, histogenesis, immunohistochemistry, kidney, CELL SUGAR TUMOR, FAMILY
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Aims and background: The melanosome-associated proteins, also called HMB45 and melan-A, are also present in renal angiomyolipoma. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the expression of HMB45 and melan-A in mesenchymal cells of renal angiomyolipoma and to investigate their significance in the differential diagnosis.