The cancer tissue page shows antibody staining in 20 different cancers. The assay and annotation is described
This page starts with information about the protein evidence and, when applicable, also protein class.
Below the summary, a selection of four standard cancer tissue samples is displayed as representative of the overall staining pattern.
From left: colorectal cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer and lung cancer.
An additional 5th image can be added as a complement.
The cancer tissue summary page shows antibody staining in 20 different cancers.
The assay and annotation is described here.
For each cancer, the fraction of samples with antibody staining/protein expression level high, medium, low, or not detected are provided by the blue-scale color-coding
(as described by the color-coding scale in the box to the right).
The length of the bar represents the number of patient samples analyzed (max=12 patients).
The images and annotations can be accessed by clicking on the cancer name or protein expression bar. If more than one antibody is analyzed, the tabs at the top of the staining summary section can be used to toggle
between the different antibodies. The tooltip function displays additional data for the features in the staining summary view.
Next to the cancer staining data, the protein expression data of normal tissues or specific cell types
corresponding to each cancer are shown and protein expression levels are indicated by the blue-scale color coding.
At the bottom of the page, a summary of the overall protein expression pattern across the analyzed cancer
tissues as well as information about literature conformity are presented.
Most malignancies exhibited weak to moderate cytoplasmic positivity in the majority of cases. Additional membranous and nuclear positivity was observed in several cases. Rare prostate, cervical, liver and pancreatic cancers showed strong positivity. Malignant lymphomas, carcinoids and gliomas along with most testicular and colorectal cancers were negative.
Colorectal cancers and a few breast cancers showed strong cytoplasmic and membranous staining. Malignant gliomas, lymphomas and melanomas as well as most skin and renal cancers were negative. Remaining malignant cells showed in general weak to moderate staining.
Level of antibody staining/expression
High Medium Low Not detected
The Human Protein Atlas project is funded
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