Mouse monoclonal [CK 8+18 (207)] to Cytokeratin 8+18
SpecificityThis antibody recognizes all simple epithelia and glandular (thyroid, breast, GI tract, respiratory tract, urinary tract). Most squamous carcinomas and all adenocarcinomas are stained by this antibody and keratinizing squamous carcinomas are mostly negative.
The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
Use at an assay dependent concentration.
1/50 - 1/100. Perform heat mediated antigen retrieval with citrate buffer pH 6 before commencing with IHC staining protocol.
1/50 - 1/100.
RelevanceCytokeratin 8 belongs to the type B (basic) subfamily of high molecular weight keratins and exists in combination with Cytokeratin 18 (type A; acidic subfamily of low molecular weight keratins).