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Tissue Banks

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Disease relevance of Tissue Banks


High impact information on Tissue Banks

  • The tissue samples had been collected by two brain tissue banks, one in Maryland and the other in Melbourne, Australia. lonotropic receptor binding for the NMDA, kainate, and (3)H-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methylisoxazol-4-propionate (AMPA) receptors was quantified by using usual radioligand techniques [2].
  • We investigated the origin of these three BALP isoforms and osteocalcin in human femora from five healthy individuals (four males), mean age 51 years, obtained from a tissue bank [3].
  • To investigate whether telomerase activity is an index of aggressiveness in bone and soft tissue lesions of the extremities, 66 biopsy samples from our tissue bank were studied [4].
  • METHODS: The authors studied 32 samples of cartilage tumors from our tumor tissue bank for the presence of COX-2 by a Western blot technique [5].
  • Because there are few tissue banks containing enough frozen material suitable for large-scale genetic analyses, methods to isolate and quantify messenger RNA (mRNA) from formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue sections are needed [6].

Biological context of Tissue Banks

  • Formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded colonic samples were retrieved from the tissue bank, and five standardized mononucleotide and dinucleotide microsatellite regions were analyzed for instability (MSI) using fluorescently labeled forward primers in nonmultiplex reactions [7].

Anatomical context of Tissue Banks


Associations of Tissue Banks with chemical compounds

  • Guidelines for anonymous donor sperm banking practices have been established by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and standards have been established by the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) [9].
  • Samples of autogenous bone obtained by high speed burs, low speed burs, hand chisels and bone blending; freeze-dried bone purchased from a tissue bank and alloplastic materials, such as Calcitite, Durapatite, Periograf and Synthograft used as donor material for periodontal bone grafting procedures, were evaluated histometrically [10].

Gene context of Tissue Banks


Analytical, diagnostic and therapeutic context of Tissue Banks

  • This method is used as a relatively reliable surrogate marker for p53 mutations and has the advantage of being easy, fast, and suitable for mass screening of large archival tissue banks [16].


  1. Decreased expression of the INK4 family of cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitors in Wilms tumor. Arcellana-Panlilio, M.Y., Egeler, R.M., Ujack, E., Pinto, A., Demetrick, D.J., Robbins, S.M., Coppes, M.J. Genes Chromosomes Cancer (2000) [Pubmed]
  2. Ionotropic glutamate receptors and expression of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor subunits in subregions of human hippocampus: effects of schizophrenia. Gao, X.M., Sakai, K., Roberts, R.C., Conley, R.R., Dean, B., Tamminga, C.A. The American journal of psychiatry. (2000) [Pubmed]
  3. Isoforms of bone alkaline phosphatase: characterization and origin in human trabecular and cortical bone. Magnusson, P., Larsson, L., Magnusson, M., Davie, M.W., Sharp, C.A. J. Bone Miner. Res. (1999) [Pubmed]
  4. Presence of telomerase activity in different musculoskeletal tumor histotypes and correlation with aggressiveness. Sangiorgi, L., Gobbi, G.A., Lucarelli, E., Sartorio, S.M., Mordenti, M., Ghedini, I., Maini, V., Scrimieri, F., Reggiani, M., Bertoja, A.Z., Benassi, M.S., Picci, P. Int. J. Cancer (2001) [Pubmed]
  5. Cyclooxygenase-2 expression in chondrosarcoma. Sutton, K.M., Wright, M., Fondren, G., Towle, C.A., Mankin, H.J. Oncology (2004) [Pubmed]
  6. Effect of duration of fixation on quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction analyses. Macabeo-Ong, M., Ginzinger, D.G., Dekker, N., McMillan, A., Regezi, J.A., Wong, D.T., Jordan, R.C. Mod. Pathol. (2002) [Pubmed]
  7. Microsatellite analysis of sporadic flat and depressed lesions of the colon. Kinney, T.P., Merel, N., Hart, J., Joseph, L., Waxman, I. Dig. Dis. Sci. (2005) [Pubmed]
  8. Analysis of stored osteochondral allografts at the time of surgical implantation. Allen, R.T., Robertson, C.M., Pennock, A.T., Bugbee, W.D., Harwood, F.L., Wong, V.W., Chen, A.C., Sah, R.L., Amiel, D. The American journal of sports medicine. (2005) [Pubmed]
  9. Current status of semen banking in the USA. Critser, J.K. Hum. Reprod. (1998) [Pubmed]
  10. Particle size of periodontal bone grafting materials. Zaner, D.J., Yukna, R.A. J. Periodontol. (1984) [Pubmed]
  11. Professional standards in cell and tissue processing. Linden, J.V., Favreau, T.J. Cell transplantation. (1995) [Pubmed]
  12. Ovarian tissue banking for cancer patients. To do or not to do? Kim, S.S. Hum. Reprod. (2003) [Pubmed]
  13. Tissue banks in NHS histopathology laboratories and the Consensus Statement. Womack, C., Gray, N., Jack, S.J. J. Clin. Pathol. (1999) [Pubmed]
  14. Italian Huntington disease patients--data and tissue bank. Squitieri, F., Cannella, M., Gaudio, L., Martino, T., Maglione, V., Giallonardo, P., Simonelli, M., Simonelli, G., Mangeruga, D., Ciarmiello, A., Pierelli, F. Neurol. Sci. (2003) [Pubmed]
  15. Short-term skin preservation at 4 degrees C: skin storage configuration and tissue-to-volume medium ratio. Rosenquist, M.D., Cram, A.E., Kealey, G.P. The Journal of burn care & rehabilitation. (1988) [Pubmed]
  16. Mutational analysis of p53 in human tumors: immunocytochemistry. Slade, N., Moll, U.M. Methods Mol. Biol. (2003) [Pubmed]
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