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You are here:Home » Antibodies » Abs to Cytokeratin » Anti -Cytokeratin 5 (Keratin, Type II Cytoskeletal 5, 58kD Cytokeratin, Cytokeratin-5, CK-5, Keratin-5, K5, Type-II Keratin Kb5, KRT5)

Anti -Cytokeratin 5 (Keratin, Type II Cytoskeletal 5, 58kD Cytokeratin, Cytokeratin-5,
CK-5, Keratin-5, K5, Type-II Keratin Kb5, KRT5)

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Specifications

Clone Host Grade Applications
Monoclonal Mouse Ascites E B IH
Keratins are cytoplasmic intermediate filament proteins expressed by epithelial cells. The mitotically active basal layers of most stratified squamous epithelia express 10 to 30% of their total protein as keratin. The two keratins specifically expressed in these cells are the type II keratin CK-5 and its corresponding partner, type I keratin CK-14, both of which are essential for the formation of 8-nm filaments. CK-5 and calretinin have been useful in different studies as immunohistochemical markers suggestive of mesothelioma, and their expression is analyzed for the histological differential diagnosis with adenocarcinomas, especially when confronting with metastatic tumors of unknown origin. Loss-of-function mutations in the keratin 5 gene (KRT5) affected family members and in six unrelated patients with Dowling-Degos disease (DDD), an autosomal dominant genodermatosis. This suggests a crucial role for keratins in the organization of cell adhesion, melanosome uptake, organelle transport, and nuclear anchorage.
Catalog #C9097-37N1
ApplicationsSuitable for use in ELISA, Western Blot and Immunohistochemistry. Other applications not tested.
Recommended DilutionELISA: 1:10,000
Western Blot: 1:500-1:2000
Immunohistochemistry (Formalin fixed paraffin embedded): 1:200
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.
Storage and StabilityMay be stored at 4°C for short-term only. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20°C. Aliquots are stable for at least 12 months. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap.
Clone TypeMonoclonal
IsotypeIgG1
HostMouse
SourceHuman
ConcentrationNot determined
FormSupplied as a liquid.
PurityAscites
ImmunogenRecombinant corresponding to CK5-Trx-His expressed in E. coli strain BL21.
SpecificityRecognizes human KRT5.
Important NoteThis product as supplied is intended for research use only, not for use in human, therapeutic or diagnostic applications without the expressed written authorization of United States Biological.


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