Cite this page: Pernick N. Alpha-lactalbumin. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/stainsalphalactalbumin.html. Accessed September 18th, 2019.
Definition / general
- Main whey protein in human and cow's milk (Wikipedia)
- Helps synthesize lactose from glucose and galactose in mammary gland (Arch Latinoam Nutr 2012;62:6)
- Specific to breast tissue (normal, malignant, fibrocystic) and hydradenoma papilliferum of vulva, but not a common immunostain
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