Stains
Collagen

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

Revised: 3 December 2015, last major update October 2013

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PubMed Search: collagen[title]
General
  • Type I collagen: dermis, tendons and bone
  • Type II collagen: cartilage
  • Type III collagen: fetal skin, scars, arterial walls
  • Type IV collagen: normal constituent of basement membrane surrounding noninvasive glandular epithelium; discontinuous or complete absence of basement membrane staining surrounding colonic adenocarcinoma (Am J Surg Pathol 2002;26:206)
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CIN/VIN: double immunostaining with cytokeratin