Intermediate filaments. Efficacy in surgical pathologic diagnosis

R. B. Nagle

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The use of antibodies specific for the various types of intermediate filament proteins has become an important part of the immunohistochemical approach to surgical pathology. These proteins are expressed in a cell lineage-specific pattern, which is reproduced with great fidelity even in poorly differentiated neoplasms. The historic discovery, embryology, and structure of these proteins are reviewed. A brief discussion of the major applications and precautions in the choice and use of these antibodies is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S14-S18
JournalAmerican journal of clinical pathology
Issue number4 SUPPL. 1
StatePublished - 1989

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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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