Human placental lactogen (hPL)

Immunohistochemical expression

Expressed by tumours with trophoblastic differentiation, but also by carcinomas of lung and stomach.

Diagnostic utility


1Singer, G., R. J. Kurman, et al. (2002). "HLA-G immunoreactivity is specific for intermediate trophoblast in gestational trophoblastic disease and can serve as a useful marker in differential diagnosis." Am J Surg Pathol 26(7): 914-20.


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