ムラガキ ヨシヒロ   MURAGAKI Yoshihiro
  村垣 善浩
   所属   研究施設 研究施設
   職種   教授
論文種別 原著
言語種別 英語
査読の有無 査読なし
表題 Neurotrophin and neurotrophin receptor proteins in medulloblastomas and other primitive neuroectodermal tumors of the pediatric central nervous system
掲載誌名 正式名:Am J Pathol
ISSNコード:00029440
掲載区分国外
巻・号・頁 148(3),929-940頁
著者・共著者 WASHIYAMA Kazuo†, MURAGAKI Yoshihiro, RORKE Lucy B., LEE Virginia M. Y., FEINSTEIN Stuart C., RADEKE SMonte J., BLUMBERG Deborah, KAPLAN David R., TROJANOWSKI John Q.
発行年月 1996/03
概要 Primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNETs) of the central nervous system (CNS) are poorly understood childhood neoplasms, and medulloblastomas are the most common pediatric PNETs. Neoplastic cells in medulloblastomas and other PNETs resemble progenitor cells of the developing central nervous system, but they also may exhibit the molecular phenotype of immature neurons or glia. As neurotrophins play a role in regulating differentiation, proliferation, and cell death in the normal developing central nervous system, and recent evidence suggests that neurotrophins may influence the behavior of medulloblastomas, we studied 29 PNET biopsy samples (27 of which were posterior fossa medulloblastomas) by immunobistochemistry using antibodies specific for each of the major high affinity neurotrophin receptor proteins, ie, TrkA, TrkB, and TrkC. A subset of these tumors also was examined by Western blot. Immunoreactive TrkA, TrkB, and TrkC were observed in neoplastic cells in 8 (27%), 18 (62%), and 14 (48%) of these PNETs, respectively. Additional immunohistochemical studies of a subset of these PNETs using antibodies to neurotrophins that primarily activate TrkB and TrkC, ie, brain-derived neurotrophic factor, neurotrophin-3, and neurotrophin-4/5, showed that immunoreactive brain-derived neurotrophic factor, neurotrophin-3, and neurotrophin-4/5 were detected in 22, 9, and 19% of these PNET biopsies, respectively. Finally, 19 pediatric brain tumors other than these PNETs also were studied here, and they expressed these neurotrophins and their receptors to a variable extent. The demonstration here that neurotrophins and their cognate receptor proteins are expressed in PNETs as well as in other pediatric brain tumors may imply that signal transduction pathways mediated by neurotrophins and/or their receptors influence the induction or progression of these common childhood neoplasms.
PMID 8774147