The purpose of the dictionary is to facilitate the interpretation and use of the image-based data available in the Human Protein Atlas, but also to serve as a tool for training and understanding histology, pathology and cell biology. The dictionary contains three main parts; normal tissue histology, pathology, and cell structure. The parts of the dictionary covering normal tissues and pathology are based on full tissue sections stained with hematoxylin-eosin (HE) and representative high-resolution images can be explored at different magnifications. The dictionary covering cell structure is built around antibody-based stainings of proteins in cell lines using immunofluorescence and confocal microscopy. Representative examples have been selected to illustrate stainings of different organelles and subcellular compartments that are annotated in the Cell Atlas.
Complementary annotation dictionaries using antibodies found in the Human Protein Atlas are available as PDF-documents:
Immunohistochemistry annotation dictionary: screen usage