GI Pathology
    B-8 Mouse Monoclonal

    Signaling from the ligand-activated membrane receptor serine/threonine kinases to nuclear targets is mediated by a set of evolutionarily conserved proteins known as DPC4. Upon ligand binding, the receptors of the TGF-β family phosphorylate SMAD proteins (SMAD1 and SMAD2). These proteins then move into the nucleus, where they activate transcription. To carry out this function, the receptor activated SMAD1 and 2 require association with the product of deleted in pancreatic carcinoma, locus 4 (DPC4), also known as SMAD4. SMAD4/DPC4 is also implicated as a tumor suppressor, since it is inactivated in more than half of pancreatic carcinomas and to a lesser extent in a variety of other cancers. The lack of SMAD4 expression is present in approximately 80% of cases of pancreatic adenocarcinoma, but rarely in endometrial (0%), colorectal (0%), ovarian (3%), lung (0%), breast (2%) adenocarcinomas, and malignant melanoma (4%). SMAD4 is an important marker for confirming a diagnosis of pancreatic adenocarcinoma.

    Species Reactivity:Humans; others not tested
    Known Applications:Immunohistochemistry (formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissues)
    Supplied As:Buffer with protein carrier and preservative
    Storage:Store at 2ºC to 8ºC
    Control:Pancreatic adenocarcinoma
    Isotype:IgG1 /κ
    Immunogen:Amino acid 1-552 representing full length SMAD4 of human origin
    Ordering Information
    Classification IVD
    Catalogue Number Z2240ML
    Classification IVD
    Catalogue Number Z2240ML
    Package Inserts
    IFU-DPC4 (SMAD4) B-8
    Regulatory Notice
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