Keratin Skin Tumors

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Title: Keratin Skin Tumors
Description: This image shows Keratin 5 (red) and Keratin 1 (green) expression in skin tumors. Keratins are fibrous structural proteins present in epithelial structures, such as skin, hair, and nails. They form filaments that give strength and toughness to the structures. Keratins are often used to assist in the diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma, a form of skin cancer.
Topics/Categories: Cancer Types -- Skin Cancer
Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue
Type: Color, Photo
Source: National Institutes of Health
Creator: Elisabetta Palazzo, NIAMS, NIH
Date Created: January 30, 2013
Date Added: January 9, 2018
Reuse Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and can be freely reused. Please credit the source and, where possible, the creator listed above.