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MelanA Antibody [Clone DT101+ BC199]

Purified Mouse Monoclonal Antibody

  •  - MelanA Antibody [Clone DT101+ BC199] AH10157
    Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded human melanoma stained withMelan-A MAb (DT101+BC199). Note cytoplasmic staining of cells.
Product Information
  • Applications Legend:
  • WB=Western Blot
  • IHC=Immunohistochemistry
  • IHC-P=Immunohistochemistry (Paraffin-embedded Sections)
  • IHC-F=Immunohistochemistry (Frozen Sections)
  • IF=Immunofluorescence
  • FC=Flow Cytopmetry
  • IC=Immunochemistry
  • ICC=Immunocytochemistry
  • IP=Immunoprecipitation
  • DB=Dot Blot
  • CHIP=Chromatin Immunoprecipitation
  • FA=Fluorescence Assay
  • IEM=Immunoelectronmicroscopy
  • EIA=Enzyme Immunoassay
Primary Accession Q16655
Reactivity Human, Mouse, Rat
Host Mouse
Clonality Monoclonal
Isotype IgG2b + IgG2b
Clone Names DT101+ BC199
Calculated MW 20-22kDa (doublet)
Additional Information
Gene ID 2315
Other Names Melanoma antigen recognized by T-cells 1, MART-1, Antigen LB39-AA, Antigen SK29-AA, Protein Melan-A, MLANA, MART1
Target/Specificity Recombinant hMART-1 protein (M2-7C10; M2-9E3)
Application Note Flow Cytometry : 0.5-1ug/million cells
Immunofluorescence : 0.5-1.0 µg/ml
Western Blotting : 0.5-1.0 µg/ml
Immunoprecipitation : 0.5-1 µg/500ug protein lysate
Immunohistology (Frozen & Formalin-fixed) (0.5-1.0 µg/ml /ml for 30 minutes at RT)
(Staining of formalin-fixed tissues is enhanced by 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
StorageStore at 2 to 8°C.Antibody is stable for 24 months.
PrecautionsMelanA Antibody [Clone DT101+ BC199] is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.
Protein Information
Synonyms MART1
Function Involved in melanosome biogenesis by ensuring the stability of GPR143. Plays a vital role in the expression, stability, trafficking, and processing of melanocyte protein PMEL, which is critical to the formation of stage II melanosomes.
Cellular Location Endoplasmic reticulum membrane; Single-pass type III membrane protein. Golgi apparatus. Golgi apparatus, trans-Golgi network membrane. Melanosome. Note=Also found in small vesicles and tubules dispersed over the entire cytoplasm. A small fraction of the protein is inserted into the membrane in an inverted orientation. Inversion of membrane topology results in the relocalization of the protein from a predominant Golgi/post- Golgi area to the endoplasmic reticulum. Melanoma cells expressing the protein with an inverted membrane topology are more effectively recognized by specific cytolytic T-lymphocytes than those expressing the protein in its native membrane orientation
Tissue Location Expression is restricted to melanoma and melanocyte cell lines and retina
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This antibody recognizes a protein doublet of 20-22kDa, identified as MART-1 (Melanoma Antigen Recognized by T cells 1) or Melan-A. MART-1 is a newly identified melanocyte differentiation antigen recognized by autologous cytotoxic T lymphocytes. Seven other melanoma associated antigens recognized by autologous cytotoxic T cells include MAGE-1, MAGE-3, tyrosinase, gp100, gp75, BAGE-1, and GAGE-1. Subcellular fractionation shows that MART-1 is present in melanosomes and endoplasmic reticulum. This MAb labels melanomas and other tumors showing melanocytic differentiation. It is also a useful positive-marker for angiomyolipomas. It does not stain tumor cells of epithelial, lymphoid, glial, or mesenchymal origin.


1. Chen Y-T, et. al. Proc Natl Acad Sci, USA, 1996, 93:5915-19.
2. Kawakami Y, et. al. Journal of Immunological Methods, 1997, 202(1):13-25.
3. Marincola FM, et. al. Journal of Immunotherapy with Emphasis on Tumor Immunology, 1996, 19(3):192-205.

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$ 295.00
Cat# AH10157
(40 western blots)
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