Physician Resources Home arrow Medical Dictionary arrow Urinary Bladder Tumor Antigen
Urinary Bladder Tumor Antigen
Written by NCI Thesaurus v.07.09d   
Definition of Urinary Bladder Tumor Antigen
Bladder tumor associated antigen is a human complement factor H-related protein (hCFHrp), a glycoprotein produced by cancer cells and macrophages but not by normal epithelia. In cell culture, hCFHrp was shown to be produced by several human bladder cancer cell lines, but not by normal epithelial cell lines. By interaction with complement factor C3b, hCFH serves to inhibit the formation of a membrane attack complex, thereby preventing cell lysis. Production of bladder tumor associated antigen may confer a selective growth advantage to cancer cells in vivo by allowing the cells to evade the host immune system. approved by FDA as a tumor marker for screening test for transitional cell carcinoma.

Urinary Bladder Tumor Antigen is from the group

Tumor Antigen

Other Names for Urinary Bladder Tumor Antigen

Urinary Bladder Tumor Antigen


NCI Thesaurus License

< Prev   Next >

Common Diseases

Swine Flu - Updates and information on H1N1 2009 (AKA Swine Influenza) pandemic.

Ankylosing spondylitis - Current protocols for diagnosis and treatment options.

Wegener granulomatosis - Autoimmune etiology and clinical course.

Diabetes - disease and management information, including diagnosis, typical treatment plans and diabetes supplies.


Medical Careers

The US medical jobs market has stayed hot for health care providers. Whether you believe that a provider shortage is in the offing or that the ratio of physicians-to-patients is too high, physician jobs and nursing jobs abound.

A wide variety of medical jobs can be found in the netdoc health care job listings. Particular strengths include permanent and locum tenens physician jobs, nursing jobs across the US, and radiology positions.

Other resources include physician salary information, medical career guidance, and the ability to post physician jobs.


When hiring your medical practice office manager, what was the most important consideration?
Copyright 2005 - 2020 Medical Resource Group, LLC. All rights reserved.