CD Markers

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

Revised: 31 December 2015, last major update August 2013

Copyright: (c) 2002-2015,, Inc.

See also: CD2

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Definition / general
  • CD2 epitope present on activated T cells, unmasked by conformational change of CD2 glycoprotein during activation
  • No recent articles in literature
Uses by pathologists
  • No significant clinical use by pathologists
Positive staining - normal
  • Activated T cells
Positive staining - disease
  • Blood and synovial fluid T cells in rheumatoid arthritis; peripheral blood T cells in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, SLE, ankylosing spondylitis and Lyme disease (Scand J Immunol 1991;34:351)
Negative staining
  • Resting T cells
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