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Characterization of Collagens Fibers (I, III, IV) and Elastin of Normal and Neoplastic Canine Prostatic Tissues

Version 1 : Received: 7 January 2019 / Approved: 9 January 2019 / Online: 9 January 2019 (08:56:09 CET)
Version 2 : Received: 9 February 2019 / Approved: 13 February 2019 / Online: 13 February 2019 (10:07:11 CET)
Version 3 : Received: 21 February 2019 / Approved: 21 February 2019 / Online: 21 February 2019 (06:52:00 CET)

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Calderón, L.G.R.; Kobayashi, P.E.; Vasconcelos, R.O.; Fonseca-Alves, C.E.; Laufer-Amorim, R. Characterization of Collagen Fibers (I, III, IV) and Elastin of Normal and Neoplastic Canine Prostatic Tissues. Vet. Sci. 2019, 6, 22. Calderón, L.G.R.; Kobayashi, P.E.; Vasconcelos, R.O.; Fonseca-Alves, C.E.; Laufer-Amorim, R. Characterization of Collagen Fibers (I, III, IV) and Elastin of Normal and Neoplastic Canine Prostatic Tissues. Vet. Sci. 2019, 6, 22.

Journal reference: Vet. Sci. 2019, 6, 22
DOI: 10.3390/vetsci6010022

Abstract

This study aimed to investigate Coll-I, III, IV and elastin in canine normal prostate and PC, using Picrosirius red (PSR) and Immunohistochemical (IHC) analysis. Eight normal prostates and 10 PC from formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded samples were used. Collagen fibers area was analyzed with ImageJ software. The distribution of Coll-I and Coll-III was approximately 80% around prostatic ducts and acini, 15% among smooth muscle and 5% surrounding blood vessels, in both normal prostate and PC. There was a higher median area of Coll-III in PC, when compared to normal prostatic tissue (p=0.001 for PSR and p= 0.05 for IHC). Immunostaining for Coll-IV was observed in the basal membrane of prostate acini, smooth muscle, blood vessels, and nerve fibers of normal and PC samples. Although there was no difference in Coll-IV area between normal tissue and PC, tumors with Gleason score 10 showed absence of Coll-IV, when compared to scores 6 and 8 (p=0.0095). Elastic fibers were found in the septa dividing the lobules and around the prostatic acini of normal samples, and was statistically higher in PC, compared to normal tissue (p=0.00229). Investigation of ECM components brings new information and should be correlated with prognosis in future studies.

Subject Areas

dog; prostatic tissue; extracellular matrix; picrosirius; immunohistochemistry

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