SUMMARY, EXPLANATION AND LIMITATIONS:
Thyroid-stimulating hormone (also known as TSH or thyrotropin) is a peptide hormone synthesized and secreted by thyrotrope cells in the anterior pituitary gland, which regulates the endocrine function of the thyroid gland. TSH is a useful marker in the classification of pituitary adenomas and the differential identification of primary and metastatic tumors of the pituitary. TSH secreting pituitary adenomas is a very rare cause of hyperthyroidism.
Immunogen: Purified human FSH β.
Staining pattern: Cytoplasmic, secreted.
Positive control: Tissue sample from anterior pituitary.
This antibody is designed for the specific localization of human TSH using IHC techniques in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue sections.