Topic Completed: 1 June 2005

Revised: 8 March 2019

Copyright: 2003-2015,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Survivin[title]

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Survivin. website. Accessed September 18th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Inhibitor of apoptosis protein; may also enhance proliferative activity of tumor cells
  • Overexpression enhances cell survival
  • Cytoplasmic staining
Positive staining - normal
  • Fetal tissues
Positive staining - disease
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma, endometrial carcinoma
Negative staining
  • Most normal, terminally differentiated tissue
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