|Application ||WB, IHC, FC, IP, E|
|Other Names||Keratin, type I cytoskeletal 18, Cell proliferation-inducing gene 46 protein, Cytokeratin-18, CK-18, Keratin-18, K18, KRT18, CYK18|
|Target/Specificity||PMC-42 human breast carcinoma cells|
|Application Note||ELISA : For coating, order Ab without BSA|
Flow Cytometry : 0.5-1ug/million cells
Immunofluorescence : 1-2ug/ml
Immunoprecipitation : 1-2ug/500ug protein
Western Blotting : 0.5-1.0 µg/ml
Immunohistology (Frozen & formalin-fixed) : 0.5-1.0 µg/ml for 30 min at RT
(Staining of formalin-fixed tissues requires boiling tissue sections in 10mM Citrate Buffer, pH 6.0, for 10-20 min followed by cooling at RT for 20 minutes).
|Format||0.5 ml at 200ug/ml with BSA and azide|
|Storage||Store at 2 to 8°C.Antibody is stable for 24 months.|
|Precautions||Cytokeratin 18 (KRT18) Antibody - With BSA and Azide is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||Involved in the uptake of thrombin-antithrombin complexes by hepatic cells (By similarity). When phosphorylated, plays a role in filament reorganization. Involved in the delivery of mutated CFTR to the plasma membrane. Together with KRT8, is involved in interleukin-6 (IL-6)-mediated barrier protection.|
|Cellular Location||Cytoplasm, perinuclear region. Nucleus, nucleolus|
|Tissue Location||Expressed in colon, placenta, liver and very weakly in exocervix. Increased expression observed in lymph nodes of breast carcinoma.|
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Provided below are standard protocols that you may find useful for product applications.
This MAb reacts with a wide variety of simple epithelia. It does not react with stratified squamous epithelia. It reacts with epithelial tumors of the gastrointestinal tract, lung, breast, pancreas, ovary, and thyroid. Cytokeratin 18, which belongs to the type A (acidic) subfamily of low molecular weight keratins, exists in combination with cytokeratin 8. It is reported that tissues from gastrointestinal tract are positive for both cytokeratin 8 and 18 but do not contain cytokeratin 14. Tissues from gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract and urogenital tract, as well as endocrine and exocrine tissues and mesothelial cells are positive for cytokeratin 18.
1. Kovarik J et al. Int J Cancer, Supplement. 3:50-55 (1988).
2. Lane EB, Alexander CM. Sem Cancer Biol 1:165-179 (1990).
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