Stains & molecular markers

Topic Completed: 1 December 2011

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Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Definition / general
  • Master regulator of helper T cells type 1
  • As a transcription factor, also regulates development and cytotoxic function of NK cells
Uses by pathologists
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Pre-B lymphoblastic
lymphoma of
kidney (left),
skin (right)

Positive staining - normal
  • CD4+ T cells, some B cells
Positive staining - disease
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