Technical Data
Cytokeratins, a group comprising at least 29 different proteins, are characteristic of epithelial and trichocytic cells. Cytokeratins 1, 4, 5, 6, and 8 are members of the type II neutral to basic subfamily. Monoclonal anti cytokeratins are specific markers of epithelial cell differentiation and have been widely used as tools in tumor identification and classification. Monoclonal Anti Pan Cytokeratin (mixture) is a broadly reactive reagent, which recognizes epitopes present in most human epithelial tissues. It facilitates typing of normal, metaplastic and neoplastic cells. Synergy between the various components results in staining amplification. This enables identification of cells, which would otherwise be stained only marginally. The mixture may aid in the discrimination of carcinomas and nonepithelial tumors such as sarcomas, lymphomas and neural tumors. It is also useful in detecting micrometastases in lymph nodes, bone marrow and other tissues and for determining the origin of poorly differentiated tumors. There are two types of cytokeratins the acidic type I cytokeratins and the basic or neutral type II cytokeratins. Cytokeratins are usually found in pairs comprising a type I cytokeratin and a type II cytokeratin. Usually the type II cytokeratins are 8kD larger than their type I counterparts.

Suitable for use in Immunohistochemistry. Other applications not tested.

Recommended Dilutions:
Immunohistochemistry (Acetone-fixed frozen sections): Neat
Immunohistochemistry (FFPE): Incubation of 30-60 minutes at RT. Proteolytic digestion of tissue sections is required.
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.

Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4C for short-term only. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20C. 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.
6ml-20CBlue IceHumanMouse
Not Determined
Cytokeratins from human breast carcinoma cell line MCF-7. Epitope: Detergent insoluble fraction of psoriatic epidermis. Cellular Localization: cytoplasmic
Supplied as a liquid in PBS, sodium azide.
Recognizes human cytokeratin 5, 6, 8 and 18. It stains carcinomas of simple and squamous origin.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.
1. Angus B et al. (1988) J Pathol 155:71-5.