Stains & CD markers
Thyroglobulin


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PubMed Search: Thyroglobulin[TI] review[PT] pathology

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Definition / general
  • Large glycoprotein (MW 670K) produced by thyroid follicular cells; later iodinated to form T3 and T4
  • Specific marker of thyroid differentiation
Microscopic (histologic) images

Contributed by Andrey Bychkov, M.D., Ph.D. and AFIP

Expression in thyroid

Easily leaks into soft tissue

Solid cell nests

Thyroid gland
signet ring
follicular adenoma
is thyroglobulin+

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