• Product nameAnti-MelanA antibody
    See all MelanA primary antibodies
  • Description
    Rabbit polyclonal to MelanA
  • Tested applicationsICC/IF, IHC-Pmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Human
  • Immunogen

    Recombinant full length protein (Human).

  • Positive control
    • Melanoma This antibody gave a positive result when used in the following formaldehyde fixed cell lines: A431



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The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.

Application Abreviews Notes
  • Application notesIHC-P: 1/100 for 10 min at RT. Perform heat mediated antigen retrieval before commencing with IHC staining protocol (boiling tissue sections in 10mM citrate, pH 6.0 for 10 min followed by cooling at RT for 20 min).

    Not tested in other applications.
    Optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
  • Target

    • FunctionInvolved in melanosome biogenesis by ensuring the stability of GPR143. Plays a vital role in the expression, stability, trafficking, and processing of melanocyte protein PMEL, which is critical to the formation of stage II melanosomes.
    • Tissue specificityExpression is restricted to melanoma and melanocyte cell lines and retina.
    • Post-translational
    • Cellular localizationEndoplasmic reticulum membrane. Golgi apparatus. Golgi apparatus > trans-Golgi network membrane. Melanosome. Also found in small vesicles and tubules dispersed over the entire cytoplasm. A small fraction of the protein is inserted into the membrane in an inverted orientation. Inversion of membrane topology results in the relocalization of the protein from a predominant Golgi/post-Golgi area to the endoplasmic reticulum. Melanoma cells expressing the protein with an inverted membrane topology are more effectively recognized by specific cytolytic T-lymphocytes than those expressing the protein in its native membrane orientation.
    • Information by UniProt
    • Database links
    • Alternative names
      • Antigen LB39 AA antibody
      • Antigen LB39-AA antibody
      • Antigen SK29 AA antibody
      • Antigen SK29-AA antibody
      • MAR1_HUMAN antibody
      • MART 1 antibody
      • MART-1 antibody
      • MART1 antibody
      • Melan A antibody
      • Melan A protein antibody
      • Melanoma antigen recognized by T cells 1 antibody
      • Melanoma antigen recognized by T-cells 1 antibody
      • MLAN A antibody
      • MLANA antibody
      • OTTHUMP00000021036 antibody
      • OTTHUMP00000021037 antibody
      • OTTHUMP00000021038 antibody
      • Protein Melan-A antibody
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    Anti-MelanA antibody images

    • ICC/IF image of ab15468 stained A431 cells. The cells were 4% formaldehyde fixed (10 min) and then incubated in 1%BSA / 10% normal goat serum / 0.3M glycine in 0.1% PBS-Tween for 1h to permeabilise the cells and block non-specific protein-protein interactions. The cells were then incubated with the antibody ab15468 at 1µg/ml overnight at +4°C. The secondary antibody (pseudo-colored green) was Alexa Fluor® 488 goat anti- rabbit (ab150081) IgG (H+L) preadsorbed, used at a 1/1000 dilution for 1h. Alexa Fluor® 594 WGA was used to label plasma membranes (pseudo-colored red) at a 1/200 dilution for 1h at room temperature. DAPI was used to stain the cell nuclei (pseudo-colored blue) at a concentration of 1.43µM for 1hour at room temperature.

    • Human melanoma stained with anti-MelanA antibody, ab15468 by Immunohistochemistry (FFPE-sections).
    • Immunohistochemical analysis of Human lymphatic vessels from melanoma patients, staining MelanA (white) with ab15468.

    References for Anti-MelanA antibody (ab15468)

    This product has been referenced in:
    • Tammela T  et al. Photodynamic ablation of lymphatic vessels and intralymphatic cancer cells prevents metastasis. Sci Transl Med 3:69ra11 (2011). IHC-P . Read more (PubMed: 21307301) »

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