IHC of Cytokeratin 8 & 18 on an FFPE Colon Carcinoma Tissue
|For In Vitro Diagnostic Use
|Summary and Explanation
|Cytokeratin 8 belongs to the Type II (basic) subfamily of high molecular-weight keratins and exists in combination with Cytokeratin 18 (Type I [acidic] subfamily of low molecular weight keratins). They are perhaps the most commonly found products of the intermediate filament gene family, and are expressed in single-layer epithelial tissues of the body.
Cytokeratins 8 and 18 can be found in most simple epithelium (e.g., thyroid, female breast, gastrointestinal tract, and respiratory tract). Adenocarcinomas and most Non-keratinizing Squamous Carcinomas will stain, but Keratinizing Squamous Carcinomas will not. This antibody is used when attempting to demonstrate the presence of Paget cells; there is very little keratin 18 in the normal epidermis so only Paget cells will stain. This approach facilitates the interpretation using immunostains and is more sensitive than mucin histochemistry.
|EP17 & EP30
|Breast, Ovary, GI, Prostate, Pancreas, Salivary Gland, Colon
|CK8/18 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.