The expression of two immunohistochemical markers of neural tissue and of cutaneous sweat glands (S-100 protein and Leu-7 antigen) was studied in a group of cutaneous epithelial, mostly glandular, tumors. These antigens were detected only on sweat gland neoplasms showing both types (eccrine and apocrine) of differentiation. These results suggest that antibodies to S-100 protein and to Leu-7 antigen have a limited value in the distinction between eccrine and apocrine tumours, but they may serve as a useful adjunct for the confirmation of the glandular differentiation of cutaneous epithelial tumors.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology|
|Issue number||2 I|
|Publication status||Published - 1987|
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