Stains & molecular markers
Actin - alpha cardiac


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Minor changes: 11 December 2020

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Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Definition / general
Diagrams / tables

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Cardiac actin mutations related to cardiomyopathies

Microscopic (histologic) images

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Various images

Positive staining - normal
  • Myocardium (adult and fetal), skeletal muscle (fetal), skeletal muscle (adult-muscle spindle myocytes) and vascular smooth muscle (occasional)
Positive staining - disease
Negative staining
  • Skeletal muscle (adult, but muscle spindle myocytes are positive)
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