Cytokeratin 8 & 18 RMab EP17 & EP30BSB 2049-BSB 2055
Cytokeratin 8 belongs to the Type II (basic) subfamily of high molecular-weight keratins and exists in combination with Cytokeratin 18 (Type I [acidic] subfamily of low molecular weight keratins). They are perhaps the most commonly found products of the intermediate filament gene family, and are expressed in single-layer epithelial tissues of the body. Cytokeratins 8 and 18 can be found in most simple epithelium (e.g., thyroid, female breast, gastrointestinal tract, and respiratory tract). Adenocarcinomas and most Non-keratinizing Squamous Carcinomas will stain, but Keratinizing Squamous Carcinomas will not. This antibody is used when attempting to demonstrate the presence of Paget cells; there is very little keratin 18 in the normal epidermis so only Paget cells will stain. This approach facilitates the interpretation using immunostains and is more sensitive than mucin histochemistry.
Available options include prediluted (3ml, 7 ml, 15ml), concentrate (0.1 ml, 0.5ml, 1ml) and 5+ control slides.
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