Collagen XVII

Topic Completed: 1 July 2013

Minor changes: 4 March 2019

Copyright: 2003-2018,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Collagen xvii [title]

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Basement membrane cell adhesion

Positive staining - normal
  • Stratified and complex epithelia such as skin, mucous membranes, eye
  • First trimester and term syncytial and cytotrophoblastic cells of normal placenta and hemidesmosomes of amniotic epithelium (Matrix Biol 2008;27:190)
Positive staining - disease
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