IHC of GCDFP-15 on an FFPE Breast Carcinoma Tissue
|For In Vitro Diagnostic Use
|Summary and Explanation
|Gross Cystic Disease is a common premenopausal disorder in which gross cysts are the predominant pathologic lesion. It is characterized by production of a fluid secretion which accumulates in the breast cysts. Gross Cystic Disease fluid is a pathologic secretion from breast composed of several glycoproteins, including a unique 15 kDa monomer protein, GCDFP-15. The cells within the body that produce GCDFP-15 appear to be restricted primarily to those with apocrine function such as breast cysts and in apocrine glands in the axilla, vulva, eyelid, and ear canal. Studies have found GCDFP-15 to be a highly specific and sensitive marker for breast cancer. Approximately 70% of breast carcinomas stain positive with antibody to GCDFP-15. In contrast, Colorectal Carcinomas, as well as Mesotheliomas, do not stain with this antibody. Lung Adenocarcinomas rarely stain with this antibody.
|Breast, Salivary Gland, Breast Carcinoma, Sweat Glands in Skin
|GCDFP-15 is a mouse 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.