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Neuron Specific Enolase (NSE)

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Technical InfoEdit

Staining PatternEdit

Expression in Normal TissuesEdit

Expression in Neoplastic EntitiesEdit


Intermediate/Uncertain Malignant PotentialEdit

  • Merkel cell carcinoma

Expression in Non-Neoplastic EntitiesEdit

Pertinent NegativesEdit

This antigen is typically NOT expressed by the following entities:

Practical Uses / PanelsEdit

Common PitfallsEdit

  • Despite the name, NSE is NOT very specific for neuroendocrine tumors!

Related Links/Other ResourcesEdit


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