Open Veterinary Journal

Peer-Reviewed Journal

Proliferation, angiogenesis and differentiation related markers in compact and follicular-compact thyroid carcinomas in dogs

 

P. Pessina(1,*), V.A. Castillo(2), D. César(3), I. Sartore(1) and A. Meikle(1)

 

1 Laboratorio de Técnicas Nucleares, Facultad de Veterinaria, Universidad de la República, Lasplaces 1550, Montevideo, Uruguay

2 Cat. Clin. Méd. Peq. An. and U. Endocrinología, Escuela Medicina Veterinaria, Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Universidad de Buenos Aires. Av. Chorroarín 280, C. Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina

3 Instituto Plan Agropecuario, Br. Artigas 3802, Montevideo, Uruguay

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Abstract

Immunohistochemical markers (IGF-1, IGF-1R, VEGF, FGF-2, RARα and RXR) were evaluated in healthy canine thyroid glands (n=8) and in follicular-compact (n=8) and compact thyroid carcinomas (n=8). IGF-1, IGF-1R and VEGF expression was higher in fibroblasts and endothelial cells of compact carcinoma than in healthy glands (P < 0.05). Compared to follicular-compact carcinoma, compact carcinoma had higher IGF-1R expression in fibroblasts, and higher FGF-2 expression in endothelial cells (P < 0.05). RARα expression was higher in endothelial cells of compact carcinoma than in those of other groups (P < 0.05). The upregulation of these proliferation- and angiogenesis-related factors in endothelial cells and/or fibroblasts and not in follicular cells of compact carcinoma compared to healthy glands supports the relevance of stromal cells in cancer progression.

Keywords: Canine, Histology, Immunohistochemistry, Thyroid carcinoma.

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Cite this paper:
Pessina, P., Castillo, V.A., César, D., Sartore, I. and Meikle, A. 2016. Proliferation, angiogenesis and differentiation related markers in compact and follicular-compact thyroid carcinomas in dogs. Open Vet. J. 6(3), 247-254.