CD Markers

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 26 July 2018, last major update February 2002

Copyright: (c) 2002-2018,, Inc.

PubMed Search: CD90[title]
Cite this page: Pernick, N. CD90. website. Accessed October 19th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Also called Thy-1
  • May mediate differentiation of hematopoietic stem cells and synaptogenesis in the CNS
  • CD34+ CD90+ cells include hematopoietic stem cells that serve as autologous grafts to replace the bone marrow in patients with malignancies (Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2000;6:262)
  • Mediates adhesion of various white blood cells to activated endothelial cells (J Immunol 2004;172:3850)
Uses by pathologists
  • Hematopoietic stem cell marker
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Normal and diseased skin

Positive staining - normal
Negative staining - disease