Expression of CD133 Cancer Stem Cell Marker in IDH-Mutant and IDH-wildtype (Isocitrate Dehydrogenase) Astrocytoma

Document Type : Research Articles


1 Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Hasanuddin University, Indonesia.

2 Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Hasanuddin University, Indonesia.


Objective: This study evaluated the differences between IDH1-R132H and CD133 expression in different categories of  astrocytoma. Material and methods: This study used a cross-sectional design.  Sixty-seven paraffin embedded block of Diffuse Astrocytoma (DA), Anaplastic Astrocytoma (AA) and Glioblastoma (GB) were assessed using using the monoclonal antibody IDH1-R132H and Rabbit polyclonal antibody CD133. Results: It was found that there was a significant relationship between the expression of IDH1-R132H and CD133 in DA, AA and GB (p<0.001). Astrocytoma with IDH-mutant molecular status will express more markers of cancer stem cell CD133 than IDH-wildtype. Conclusion: The IDH1-R132H and CD133 can provide predictive value on treatment success, disease prognosis, recurrence and can be considered as target combination therapy with chemotherapy.


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