Stains
LIN28

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

Revised: 6 November 2015, last major update December 2011

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Definition / General
  • First characterized in 2003 (Dev Biol 2003;258:432)
  • RNA-binding protein that maintains pluripotency of embryonic stem cells
Clinical Features
Interpretation
  • Cytoplasmic staining
Uses by Pathologists
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Dysgerminoma
Seminoma
Positive Staining - Disease
  • Germ cell tumors: intratubular germ cell neoplasia, embryonal carcinoma, seminoma, dysgeminoma, yolk sac tumor, gonadoblastoma
  • Variable staining in teratoma, choriocarcinoma, spermatocytic seminoma