|Specificity:||The antibody C-04 reacts with Cytokeratin 18 (45 kDa), a member of intermediate filaments subfamily represented in epithelial tissues.|
|Immunogen:||Cytoskeleton preparation of epidermal carcinoma cell line A431.|
|Preparation:||The purified antibody is conjugated with Fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC) under optimum conditions. The reagent is free of unconjugated FITC.|
|Storage Buffer:||The reagent is provided in phosphate buffered saline (PBS) containing 15 mM sodium azide and 0.2% (w/v) high-grade protease free Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) as a stabilizing agent.|
|Storage / Stability:||Store in the dark at 2-8°C. Do not freeze. Avoid prolonged exposure to light.
Do not use after expiration date stamped on vial label.
Short-term exposure to room temperature should not affect the quality of the reagent. However, if reagent is stored under any conditions other than those specified, the conditions must be verified by the user.
|Usage:||The reagent is designed for Flow Cytometry analysis. It is recommended to use 10 μl of antibody conjugate per 106 cells (1000 μl cell suspension). Since applications vary, the reagent should be titrated for each particular testing system.|
|Expiration:||See vial label|
|Lot Number:||See vial label|
|Background:||Cytokeratins are a subfamily of intermediate filaments and characterized by remarkable biochemical diversity. Cytokeratins are represented in epithelial tissues by at least 20 different polypeptides, molecular weight between 40 kDa and 68 kDa. The individual cytokeratin polypeptides are designated 1 to 20 and divided into the type I (acidic cytokeratins 9-20) and type II (basic to neutral cytokeratins 1-8) families.
Cytokeratins 18 belongs to type I family (acidic cytokeratins).
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