CD Markers

Topic Completed: 1 February 2002

Minor changes: 9 October 2020

Copyright: 2002-2021,, Inc.

PubMed Search: CD90[title]

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. CD90. website. Accessed January 15th, 2021.
Definition / general
  • Also called Thy-1
  • May mediate differentiation of hematopoietic stem cells and synaptogenesis in the CNS
  • CD34+ CD90+ cells include hematopoietic stem cells that serve as autologous grafts to replace the bone marrow in patients with malignancies (Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2000;6:262)
  • Mediates adhesion of various white blood cells to activated endothelial cells (J Immunol 2004;172:3850)
Uses by pathologists
  • Hematopoietic stem cell marker
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Normal and diseased skin

Positive staining - normal
Negative staining - disease
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