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  • B72.3 expression in colonic adenocarcinoma.
  • B72.3 expression in colonic adenocarcinoma.
  • B72.3 expression in colonic adenocarcinoma.

SynonymsEdit

  • tumor associated glycoprotein (TAG)-72
  • B72.3

AntibodiesEdit

  • B72.3

Technical InfoEdit

Staining PatternEdit

  • Membranous

Expression in Normal TissuesEdit

  • Colonic mucosa
  • Secretory endometrium

Expression in Neoplastic EntitiesEdit

BenignEdit
Tumor name % Positive Staining Number of Cases


Intermediate/Uncertain Malignant PotentialEdit
Tumor name % Positive Staining Number of Cases


MalignantEdit
Tumor name % Positive Staining Number of Cases
Adenocarcinomas[1]

Expression in Non-Neoplastic EntitiesEdit

Pertinent NegativesEdit

This antigen is typically NOT expressed by the following entities:

  • Mesothelioma

Practical Uses / PanelsEdit

  • Can be used as part of a panel to differentiate adenocarcinoma (B72.3+) from mesothelioma (B72.3 -)[1]

Common PitfallsEdit

Related Links/Other ResourcesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9258618# Diagn Cytopathol. 1997 Aug;17(2):115-20.]

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