Stains & molecular markers

Topic Completed: 1 January 2014

Minor changes: 11 December 2020

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PubMed Search: alpha lactalbumin[title]

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Alpha-lactalbumin. website. Accessed January 16th, 2021.
Definition / general
  • Main whey protein in human and cow's milk (Wikipedia)
  • Helps synthesize lactose from glucose and galactose in mammary gland (Arch Latinoam Nutr 2012;62:6)
  • Specific to breast tissue (normal, malignant, fibrocystic) and hydradenoma papilliferum of vulva, but not a common immunostain
Uses by pathologists
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