Localization of Hormones by Antibodies

  • P. U. Heitz
Conference paper
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 118)


Hormones are substances produced by endocrine cells which are carried by the blood from the site of their secretion to the receptors of their target cells. At present hormones, including paracrine and autocrine substances, and neural messengers form the group of regulatory substances. Chemically they are peptides, proteins, glycoproteins, steroid hormones, iodothyronines or biogenic amines. Antibodies can be raised against many, if not all hormones, but the immunogenicity of the different substances varies widely.


Endocrine Cell Colloidal Gold Original Magnification Electron Microscopical Level Pancreatic Endocrine Tumor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. U. Heitz
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  1. 1.Institut für PathologieUniversität ZürichZürichSwitzerland

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