General & Epithelial Markers
    Ber-EP4 Mouse Monoclonal

    Epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EP-CAM) is an approximate 40 kDa transmembrane glycoprotein. In paraffin sections, the protein is detected with many antibodies like anti-Ber-EP4 and anti-MOC-31. EP-CAM (Ber-EP4) is normally expressed at the basolateral membrane of cells in the majority of epithelial tissues. It is not expressed in adult squamous epithelia, hepatocytes, myoepithelial cells, mesothelial cells or fibroblasts. EP-CAM is found in the large majority of adenocarcinomas of most sites (50-100%) in various studies; as well as neuroendocrine tumors, including small cell carcinoma. Renal clear cell carcinoma, renal oncocytoma and hepatocellular carcinoma stain in a minority of the cases, but papillary renal cell carcinoma, chromophobe renal cell carcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma stain with clone Ber-EP4 at a higher percentage. Basal cell carcinoma is anti-Ber-EP4 positive in almost all skin squamous carcinoma. EP-CAM can be of great help in the differentiating malignant involvement in the peritoneal and pleural cavities.

    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:Colon carcinoma
    Isotype:IgG1 /κ
    Immunogen:MCF-7 human breast carcinoma cell line
    Ordering Information
    Classification IVD
    Catalogue Number Z2314ML
    Classification IVD
    Catalogue Number Z2314ML
    Package Inserts
    IFU-EP-CAM Ber-EP4
    Regulatory Notice
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