|Application ||WB, IHC-P|
|Calculated MW||58795 Da|
|Dilution||IHC-P (10 µg/ml), WB|
|Other Names||MITF, BHLHe32, CMM8, MI, Waardenburg syndrome, type 2A, WS2, WS2A|
|Reconstitution & Storage||PBS, 0.05% sodium azide. Store at 4°C short term. Aliquot and store at -20°C long term. Avoid freeze-thaw cycles.|
|Precautions||Anti-MITF Antibody (aa150-427, clone ABM1H91) is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||Transcription factor that regulates the expression of genes with essential roles in cell differentiation, proliferation and survival. Binds to symmetrical DNA sequences (E-boxes) (5'- CACGTG-3') found in the promoters of target genes, such as BCL2 and tyrosinase (TYR). Plays an important role in melanocyte development by regulating the expression of tyrosinase (TYR) and tyrosinase-related protein 1 (TYRP1). Plays a critical role in the differentiation of various cell types, such as neural crest- derived melanocytes, mast cells, osteoclasts and optic cup-derived retinal pigment epithelium.|
|Tissue Location||Isoform M is exclusively expressed in melanocytes and melanoma cells. Isoform A and isoform H are widely expressed in many cell types including melanocytes and retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). Isoform C is expressed in many cell types including RPE but not in melanocyte-lineage cells. Isoform Mdel is widely expressed in melanocytes, melanoma cell lines and tissues, but almost undetectable in non-melanoma cell lines|
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