Table 4

Novel antigens identified in HNSCC by SEREX: summary of Northern blot analyses.

Tissue Expressiona of Clone AU-HN-
2 4 6 9 14 15 18 20 23 25 34
Spleen ++ - - + + - - + nt - nt
Thymus + - - + + - - + nt (+) nt
Prostate ++ - - + + - - + nt + nt
Testis + ++ +++ + + - ++ +++ nt +++ nt
Lymphocytes ++ - - + + - - + nt (+) nt
Ovary + - - + + - - + nt + nt
Small intestine + - - + + - - + nt - nt
Colon + - - + + - - + - + -
Brain nt nt nt nt nt - nt nt - nt +
Heart nt nt nt nt nt - nt nt - nt +
Kidney nt nt nt nt nt - nt nt ++ nt +
Liver nt nt nt nt nt - nt nt ++ nt +
Lung nt nt nt nt nt - nt nt - nt -

aExpression: +++, high expression; ++, medium expression; +, low expression; (+), very weak; nt, not tested.