Cite this page: Alpha-lactalbumin. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://pathologyoutlines.com/topic/stainsalphalactalbumin.html. Accessed March 29th, 2017.
Definition / General
- Main whey protein in human and cow's milk (Wikipedia)
- Helps synthesize lactose from glucose and galactose in mammary gland (Arch Latinoam Nutr 2012;62:6)
- Specific to breast tissue (normal, malignant, fibrocystic) and hydradenoma papilliferum of vulva, but not a common immunostain