Stains & molecular markers
Cytokeratin 4 (CK4, K4)


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Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Definition / general
Uses by pathologists
  • No significant clinical use by pathologists
Case reports
Positive staining - normal
  • Suprabasal cells of nonkeratinized stratified squamous epithelium of esophagus and cornea; also anus, larynx, pharynx, tongue (J Biol Chem 1998;273:23912)
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