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Keratin 6 (KRT6) antibody

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  • Krt-2.6
  • Krt2-6
Human, Mouse (Murine)
Clonality (Clone)
Monoclonal ()
Immunohistochemistry (Frozen Sections) (IHC (fro)), Immunohistochemistry (Paraffin-embedded Sections) (IHC (p)), Western Blotting (WB)
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Immunogen Keratin K6 of Human callus cytoskeletal preparation.
Clone Ks6-KA12
Isotype IgG1
Specificity The antibody is suitable for discrimination of keratinizing and non-keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma versus e. g. poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma. Clone Ks6.KA12 represents an excellent marker for non-keratinized squamous epithelia and proliferating cells of epidermis (e.g. within psoriatic lesions). Reacts with a Mr 56000 polypeptide (keratin K6, formerly also designated cytokeratin 6) of squamous epithelia. Tested Reactivities on Cultured Cell Lines: A-431, Detroit 562 and SCC-12.
Purification Affinity Chromatography on Protein A.
Alternative Name Cytokeratin 6
Background Keratins 6 and 16 are expressed in keratinocytes, which are undergoing rapid turnover in the suprabasal region (also known as hyperproliferation related keratins). Keratin 6 is found in hair follicles, neck squamous cell carcinomas, suprabasal cells of a variety of internal stratified epithelia, in epidermis, in both normal and hyperproliferative situations. Epidermal injury results in activation of keratinocytes which express CK6 and CK16. CK6 is strongly expressed in about 75 % of head and neck squamous cell carcinomas. Expression of CK6 is particularly associated with differentiation. There are at least six isoforms of human type II keratin 6 (K6), K6A being the most abundant representing about 77 % of all forms found in epithelia.Synonyms: Cytokeratin 6, Cytokeratin6A, Cytokeratin6D, K6, KRT-6, KRT6A, KRT6B, KRT6C, KRT6D, KRT6E, KRTL1, Keratin type II cytoskeletal 6A
Gene ID 3853
NCBI Accession NP_005545
UniProt P02538
Research Area Signaling, Cytoskeleton, Extracellular Matrix
Application Notes Immunoblotting (Western blot). Immunohistochemistry on Frozen and Paraffin Embedded Sections after formalin fixation(microwave treatment improves performance). After reconstitution, dilute the antibodyfurther 1/10 with PBS for Immunohistochemical applications. Incubation Time: 1h at RT, extended with Paraffin.
Other applications not tested.
Optimal dilutions are dependent on conditions and should be determined by the user.
Restrictions For Research Use only
Reconstitution Restore in 1 mL distilled water.
Buffer PBS, pH 7.4, 0.09 % Sodium Azide, 0.5 % BSA
Preservative Sodium azide
Precaution of Use This product contains sodium azide: a POISONOUS AND HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE which should be handled by trained staff only.
Handling Advice Avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
Storage 4 °C/-20 °C
Storage Comment Store the antibody (undiluted) at 2-8 °C for one month or (in aliquots) at -20 °C for longer.
Product cited in: Poschmann, Sitek, Sipos et al.: "Identification of proteomic differences between squamous cell carcinoma of the lung and bronchial epithelium." in: Molecular & cellular proteomics : MCP, Vol. 8, Issue 5, pp. 1105-16, 2009 (PubMed).

Background publications Herrmann, van der Hoeven, Grone et al.: "Mice with targeted disruption of the fatty acid transport protein 4 (Fatp 4, Slc27a4) gene show features of lethal restrictive dermopathy." in: The Journal of cell biology, Vol. 161, Issue 6, pp. 1105-15, 2003 (PubMed).

Demirkesen, Hoede, Moll: "Epithelial markers and differentiation in adnexal neoplasms of the skin: an immunohistochemical study including individual cytokeratins." in: Journal of cutaneous pathology, Vol. 22, Issue 6, pp. 518-35, 1996 (PubMed).

Wetzels, Kuijpers, Lane et al.: "Basal cell-specific and hyperproliferation-related keratins in human breast cancer." in: The American journal of pathology, Vol. 138, Issue 3, pp. 751-63, 1991 (PubMed).

Smedts, Ramaekers, Troyanovsky et al.: "Keratin expression in cervical cancer." in: The American journal of pathology, Vol. 141, Issue 2, pp. 497-511, 1992 (PubMed).