Stains & CD markers

Topic Completed: 1 October 2013

Minor changes: 18 June 2021

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PubMed Search: calponin[title]

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Definition / general
  • Actin filament associated regulatory protein
  • h1 (basic) isoform is smooth muscle specific, but a late stage smooth muscle marker; described below
  • h2 isoform is found in smooth muscle and non muscle cells; not described below
Uses by pathologists
Microscopic (histologic) images

Case #62

Sclerosing lobular hyperplasia

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MFH of bone
(fig B, F)

Positive staining - normal
Positive staining - disease
Negative staining
  • Adenoid cystic carcinoma
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