|Other Accession||23600, 508343|
|Isotype||Rabbit / IgG|
|Other Names||Alpha-methylacyl-CoA racemase, 184.108.40.206, 2-methylacyl-CoA racemase, AMACR|
|Storage||Store at 2 to 8°C.Antibody is stable for 24 months.|
|Precautions||AMACR / p504S (Prostate Cancer Marker) Antibody is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||Racemization of 2-methyl-branched fatty acid CoA esters. Responsible for the conversion of pristanoyl-CoA and C27-bile acyl-CoAs to their (S)-stereoisomers.|
|Cellular Location||Peroxisome. Mitochondrion|
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This antibody recognizes a protein of 54kDa, which is identified as AMACR, also known as p504S. It is an enzyme that is involved in bile acid biosynthesis and Ī �-oxidation of branched-chain fatty acids. AMACR is essential in lipid metabolism. It is expressed in cells of premalignant high-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (HGPIN) and prostate adenocarcinoma. The majority of the carcinoma cells show a distinct granular cytoplasmic staining reaction. AMACR is present at low or undetectable levels in glandular epithelial cells of normal prostate and benign prostatic hyperplasia. A spotty granular cytoplasmic staining is seen in a few cells of the benign glands. AMACR is expressed in normal liver (hepatocytes), kidney (tubular epithelial cells) and gall bladder (epithelial cells). Expression has also been found in lung (bronchial epithelial cells) and colon (colonic surface epithelium). AMACR expression can also be found in hepatocellular carcinoma and kidney carcinoma. Past studies have also shown that AMACR is expressed in various colon carcinomas (well, moderately and poorly differentiated) and over expressed in prostate carcinoma.
Vanguri VK, Woda BA, Jiang Z. Sensitivity of P504S/alpha-methylacyl-CoA racemase (AMACR) immunohistochemistry for the detection of prostate carcinoma on stored needle biopsies. Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol. 2006 Sep;14(3):365-8
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