PTC

HBME-1

What is HBME-1? HBME-1 (Hector Battifora Mesothelial-1) is an antibody that binds to a protein called mesothelin. This protein is normally expressed in mesothelial cells that line the body cavities but is also expressed in a type of thyroid gland cancer called papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). How is HBME-1 used in pathology? HBME-1 staining is …
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Papillary thyroid carcinoma

Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is the most common type of thyroid cancer, accounting for approximately 80% of all thyroid cancer cases. The thyroid gland, a vital butterfly-shaped organ located in the front of the neck, plays an important role in regulating metabolic processes within the body. The term “papillary” in the name comes from the …
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