Prostein/P501S – RMab

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IHC of Prostein on an FFPE Prostate Tissue

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Intended Use For In Vitro Diagnostic Use
Summary and Explanation

Prostein/ P501S also known as Solute Carrier Family 45 member 3 (SLC45A3) and prostate cancer-associated protein 6, is a protein that in humans is encoded by the SLC45A3 gene. Prostein is expressed in prostate-specific normal tissues and at a significantly lower level in prostate tumor cell lines, but not in any other normal or malignant tissue examined to date. Prostein is considered to be a good marker to demonstrate prostatic origin in metastatic prostate cancer.

Prostatic origin has been traditionally confirmed in most cases by immunohistochemistry for prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and prostate-specific acid phosphatase (PSAP). In a small subset of high-grade prostate carcinomas, both markers are negative and therefore are not helpful for confirming prostatic origin. Prostein/P501S stain yields a perinuclear cytoplasmic (Golgi) distribution even in poorly differentiated tumors and metastases. In one study, two distant metastases were negative for PSA but retained focal weak positivity for Prostein/P501S. Two other distant metastases were weakly PSA positive, but strongly Prostein positive. Metastases in the pelvic lymph nodes were positive for both markers in 53 cases and 1 lymph node metastasis. In summary, 67 of the 69 cases (97%) of metastatic prostate carcinomas were PSA positive, whereas 68 of the 69 cases showed at least focal weak reactivity for Prostein (99%). None of the tumors were negative for both markers. Therefore, the Immunohistochemistry for P501S is a sensitive and highly specific marker for identifying prostate metastases. The large majority of metastatic prostatic adenocarcinomas are Prostein/P501S positive (99%). A small subset of metastatic prostatic adenocarcinoma shows significant differences in staining intensity and extent for PSA and Prostein/P501S and, therefore, the combined use of these markers may result in increased sensitivity for detecting prostatic origin.

Antibody Type Rabbit Monoclonal Clone ZR-9
Isotype IgG Reactivity Paraffin, Frozen
Localization Cytoplasmic Control Prostate, Prostatic Adenocarcinoma
Presentation Prostein / P501S 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.
Catalog No. Antibody Type Dilution Volume/QTY
BSB 3162 Prediluted Ready-To-Use 3.0 ml
BSB 3163 Prediluted Ready-To-Use 7.0 ml
BSB 3164 Prediluted Ready-To-Use 15.0 ml
BSB 3165 Concentrated 1:10-1:50 0.1 ml
BSB 3166 Concentrated 1:10-1:50 0.5 ml
BSB 3167 Concentrated 1:10-1:50 1.0 ml
BSB 3168 Control Slides 5
Note: For concentrated antibodies, please centrifuge prior to use to ensure recovery of all product.

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