Smoothelin is a specific and robust marker for distinction of muscularis propria and muscularis mucosae in the gastrointestinal tract.

@article{Montani2010SmoothelinIA,
  title={Smoothelin is a specific and robust marker for distinction of muscularis propria and muscularis mucosae in the gastrointestinal tract.},
  author={Matteo Montani and Thore Thiesler and Glen Kristiansen},
  journal={Histopathology},
  year={2010},
  volume={57 2},
  pages={244-9}
}
AIMS As tumour specimens and biopsy specimens become smaller, recognition of anatomical structures relevant for staging is increasingly challenging. So far no marker is known that reliably discriminates between muscularis propria (MP) and muscularis mucosae (MM) of the gastrointestinal tract. Recently, smoothelin expression has been shown to differ in MP… CONTINUE READING