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

Revised: 10 December, last major update June 2005

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PubMed Search: Survivin[title]

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