Cytokeratin 5 & 6 - RMab EP24BSB 5400-BSB 5406
Cytokeratin 5 (58 kDa) is a high-molecular weight, basic type of cytokeratin expressed in basal, intermediate and superficial-cell layers of stratified epithelia as well as transitional epithelia, complex epithelia, mesothelial cells and Mesothelioma. Cytokeratin 6 (56 kD) is also a high-molecular weight, basic type cytokeratin expressed by proliferating squamous epithelium often paired with Cytokeratin 16. CK 5 and 6 are positively seen in nearly 100% of Malignant Mesotheliomas and is rarely seen in Lung Adeno-carcinomas. CK 5 and 6 can positively be seen in undifferentiated Large-cell Carcinoma as well as Squamous Carcinoma. Fewer than 10% of Carcinomas of the breast, colon, and prostate stain positively for this marker. CK 5 and 6 have also been used successfully as a myoepithelial cell marker in the prostate to determine malignancy.
Available options include prediluted (3ml, 7 ml, 15ml), concentrate (0.1 ml, 0.5ml, 1ml) and 5+ control slides.
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