IHC of Carbonic Anhydrase 9 on an FFPE Kidney Tissue
|For In Vitro Diagnostic Use
|Summary and Explanation
|Carbonic anhydrases (CAs) are a large family of zinc metalloenzymes that catalyze the reversible hydration of carbon dioxide. They participate in a variety of biological processes, including respiration, calicification, acid-base balance, bone resorption, and the formation of aqueous humor, cerebrospinal fluid, saliva, and gastric acid. They show extensive diversity in tissue distribution and in their subcellular localization.
CA9 is a transmembrane protein and the only tumor-associated CA isoenzyme known. It is expressed in all clear-cell renal cell carcinoma, but is not detected in normal kidney or most other normal tissues. It may be invovled in cell proliferation and transformation. CA9 is considered to be one of the best cellular biomarkers of hypoxic regions in many solid regions.
|Membranous and Cytoplasmic
|Stomach, Gallbladder, Kidney Carcinoma, Cervix Carcinoma, Lung carcinoma
|Carbonic Anhydrase 9 is a rabbit monoclonal antibody derived from cell culture supernatant that is concentrated, dialyzed, filter sterilized and diluted in buffer pH 7.5, containing BSA and sodium azide as a preservative.
|Note: For concentrated antibodies, please centrifuge prior to use to ensure recovery of all product.