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Target Description: This antibody recognizes a 67 kDa transmembrane protein, which is identified as CD5. It is found on 95 % of thymocytes and 72 % of peripheral blood lymphocytes. In lymph nodes, the main reactivity is observed in Tcell areas. CD5 antibody is a pan Tcell marker that also reacts with a range of neoplastic Bcells, e.g. chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL), mantle cell lymphoma, and a subset (~10 %) of diffuse large Bcell lymphoma. Aberrant expression is useful in making a diagnosis of mature Tcell neoplasms. CD5 antibody detection is diagnostic in CLL/SLL within a panel of other Bcell markers, especially one that includes anti-CD23. CD5 antibody is also very useful in differentiating among mature small lymphoid cell malignancies. In addition, it can be used in distinguishing thymic carcinoma (+) from thymoma (-). It does not react with granulocytes or monocytes.
Gene Symbol: CD5///LEU1