Aquasporins are water-transporting proteins expressed by many epithelia and endothelium.

Immunohistochemical expression

Positive in:

Negative in:

Diagnostic utility


1 Weinbreck N, Marie B, Bressenot A, et al. Immunohistochemical markers to distinguish between hemangioblastoma and metastatic clear-cell renal cell carcinoma in the brain: utility of aquaporin1 combined with cytokeratin AE1/AE3 immunostaining. Am J Surg Pathol 2008; 32:1051-9


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