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What does “PDPN+ cells” means?

What does “PDPN+ cells” means?



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Are they podoplanin positive cells (cells that tested positive for podoplanin)?

"… though it has been shown that podoplanin (PDPN+) cells analogous to mouse FRCs are found in human secondary lymphoid organs… " (https://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.2005046)

"Although rare, the few SFTPB+ observed in HLOs resemble AECII cells seen in the adult human lung, and PDPN+ cells resembled the elongated AECI cells in the human lung" "Few PDPN+ cells also showed elongated, squamous morphology seen in the adult lung." (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4370217/).

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In this context, that nomenclature means "cells which express PDPN"