CD Markers
CD17 / CDw17

Topic Completed: 1 December 2013

Minor changes: 2 October 2020

Copyright: 2003-2021,, Inc.

PubMed Search: CD17, CDw17, Lactosylceramide[title]

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. CD17 / CDw17. website. Accessed January 15th, 2021.
Definition / general
  • Most abundant glycosphingolipid in neutrophils; NOT a protein
  • Also known as lactosylceramide
  • "CD17" is also a type of mutation in beta-thalassemia, unrelated to CD markers (Fetal Diagn Ther 2010;27:25)
Clinical features
  • Elevated levels are present in plasma of patients with familial hypercholesterolemia, and in plaque intima of aorta in patients who died of cardiovascular disease (Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2004;101:6490)
Uses by pathologists
  • No significant clinical use by pathologists
Positive staining - normal
  • Granulocytes, macrophages / monocytes, platelets, basophils, CD19+ B cells and tonsillar dendritic cells
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