Anti-CK18 Mouse Monoclonal Antibody [clone: DA-7]Supplier: GeneTex
89360-874EA 617.47 USD89360-874
Anti-CK18 Mouse Monoclonal Antibody [clone: DA-7]
Cytokeratins (CK) are intermediate filaments of epithelial cells, both in keratinizing tissue (ie., skin) and non-keratinizing cells (ie. mesothelial cells). Although not a traditional marker for endothelial cells, cytokeratins have also been found in some microvascular endothelial cells. Atleast 20 different cytokeratins (CK) in the molecular range of 40-70 kDa and isoelectric points of 5-8.5 can be identified using two dimensional gel electrophoresis. Biochemically, most members of the CK family fall into one of two classes, type I (acidic polypeptides) and type II (basic polypeptides). At least one member of the acidic family and one member of the basic family is expressed in all epithelial cells. Monoclonal antibodies to cytokeratin proteins can be useful markers for tumor identification and classification. Cytokeratin 18 is an acidic keratin which is found primarily in non-squamous epithelia and is present in a majority of adenocarcinomas and ductal carcinomas but not in squamous cell carcinomas. Cytokeratin 18 exists in combination with Cytokeratin 8, a basic keratin. Hepatocellular carcinomas have been reportedly defined by the use of antibodies that recognize only Cytokeratins 8 and 18.
For ELISA: Use at an assay dependant dilution. For ICC: Use at an assay dependant dilution. For IHC-P: Use at a dilution of 1:10-1:100 For IP: Use at an assay dependant dilution. For WB: Use at a concentration of 1-2µg/ml. Not tested in other applications. Optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the researcher.
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