|For In Vitro Diagnostic Use
|Summary and Explanation
|Cytokeratin 15 (CK15) is involved in the development of stratified epithelia from one-layered polar epithelia and continues to be expressed in several adult epithelial tissues. It labels the basal keratinocytes of stratified tissues, including the fetal epidermis and fetal nail. Although CK15 in normal hair follicles was virtually absent from hair bulbs, it was expressed by a subset of keratinocytes in the outer root sheath. In human conjunctival epithelium, strong expression of CK15 is observed in basal cells, whereas Cytokeratin 19 is expressed in both basal and suprabasal layers.
CK15 may be used to differentiate primary from metastatic skin cancer. It may be a useful stem cell marker for hair follicle and breast epithelium.
|Skin, Cervical Carcinoma
|CK15 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.