CD56 is an adhesion molecule mediating homophilic and heterophilic adhesion in neurons, natural killer cells, and a small subset of CD4- and CD8-positive T cells. It is expressed in tumors with neuroendocrine differentiation (small cell lung carcinoma and neural-derived tumors) or natural killer cell lineage (subset of lymphomas). In normal small intestine, the ganglion cells in the muscle wall and nerves will show strong staining. Scattered lymphocytes may also be positive. Natural killer (NK) cells have been the focus of interest of immunologists for almost two decades. The increasing knowledge of NK cell biology acquired throughout this period has led to a paradigm shift
No special preparation is needed for Cd 56 Immunohistochemistry Biopsy Tissue. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Cd 56 Immunohistochemistry Biopsy Tissue. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.
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