c-Rel is a member of the kappa B (NKkB) family of anti-apoptotic transcription factors.

Immunohistochemical expression

Staining is nuclear

Diagnostic utility

c-Rel appears to be useful in combination with TRAF1.


1 Rodig SJ, Savage KJ, Nguyen V, et al. TRAF1 expression and c-Rel activation are useful adjuncts in distinguishing classical Hodgkin lymphoma from a subset of morphologically or immunophenotypically similar lymphomas. Am J Surg Pathol 2005; 29:196-203

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