Virchows Archiv B

, Volume 37, Issue 1, pp 79–88 | Cite as

Immunohistological demonstration of the same type of pyruvate kinase isoenzyme (M2-Pk) in tumors of chicken and rat

  • Manfred Reinacher
  • Erich Eigenbrodt


Tumors of chicken and rat contain the M2-type of pyruvate kinase isoenzyme. The amount of this isoenzyme is significantly higher in malignant tumors compared with benign tumors. No alteration of the normal pyruvate kinase isoenzyme pattern was found in hyperplastic tissue.

Key words

Immunohistology Tumors Pyruvate kinase isoenzymes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manfred Reinacher
    • 1
  • Erich Eigenbrodt
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Veterinary PathologyUniversity of GiessenGiessenGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Biochemistry and EndocrinologyUniversity of GiessenGiessenGermany

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