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Pankeratin immunostain showing benign prostatic glands (left of image) and prostatic carcinoma (right of image).

Pankeratin (abbreviated panker), also known as pancytokeratin, refers to an immunostain that markers abroad array of keratins.

Keratin may be used as a synonym for pankeratin. A general discussion about different types of keratins is found in the keratins article.


Several pankeratins exists;[1] thus, pankeratin as a descriptor is not very specific.

Examples of specific pankeratins

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Xu, X.; Roberts, SA.; Pasha, TL.; Zhang, PJ. (Sep 2000). "Undesirable cytokeratin immunoreactivity of native nonepithelial cells in sentinel lymph nodes from patients with breast carcinoma.". Arch Pathol Lab Med 124 (9): 1310-3. doi:10.1043/0003-9985(2000)124<1310:UCIONN>2.0.CO;2. PMID 10975928.