What does Napsin a do?

Napsin A has a role in processing pulmonary surfactant B protein produced by alveolar type II pneumocytes;5, 6 thus, it has been reported to be a good diagnostic marker for the confirmation of primary lung adenocarcinoma together with thyroid transcription factor 1 (TTF-1).

What does negative for TTF-1 mean?

Background: Patients with thyroid transcription factor 1 (TTF1) negative lung adenocarcinoma (ADC) have been reported to have a worse prognosis and to lack epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations. This study describes a series of sample tumors from patients with clinically confirmed lung cancer.

What does p63 positive mean?

P63: scored positive when high intensity staining was present on ≥50% of tumor cells; the remainder was scored negative [10]. TTF-1: scored positive when staining was present on ≥5% of tumor cells; the remainder was scored negative [11].

What does p63 positive mean in breast?

P63 is a positive prognostic factor in endocrine-treated ER positive breast cancer and might influence responsiveness to endocrine treatment. Thus, p63 could be helpful as a predictive factor for endocrine therapy.

What CK20 negative?

For example, a CK7-negative/CK20-positive phenotype is often associated with carcinomas of colorectal origin, whereas a CK7-positive/CK20-negative phenotype is seen in a wide variety of carcinomas, including carcinomas of the lung, breast, thyroid, pancreas, and female genital tract.

What is p63 in breast biopsy?

Abstract. p63, a member of the p53 gene family, is involved in cellular differentiation and is expressed in the nuclei of myoepithelial cells of normal breast ducts and lobules.

What is p63 positive in breast biopsy?

The sensitivity and specificity of p63 as a diagnostic marker for metaplastic carcinoma was 86.7% and 99.4%, respectively. We propose the inclusion of p63 as part of the diagnostic workup of challenging spindle cell tumors of the breast as a highly specific marker for metaplastic carcinomas.

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