Stains
Cytokeratin 4 (CK4, K4)


Topic Completed: 1 October 2013

Revised: 4 March 2019

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Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Cytokeratin 4 (CK4, K4). PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/stainsck4.html. Accessed November 19th, 2019.
Definition / general
Uses by pathologists
  • No significant clinical use by pathologists
Case reports
Positive staining - normal
  • Suprabasal cells of nonkeratinized stratified squamous epithelium of esophagus and cornea; also anus, larynx, pharynx, tongue (J Biol Chem 1998;273:23912)
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