Overview

  • Product name
    Anti-MelanA antibody [DT101 + BC199]
    See all MelanA primary antibodies
  • Description
    Mouse monoclonal [DT101 + BC199] to MelanA
  • Host species
    Mouse
  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: IHC-P, IHC-Frmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Rat, Dog, Human
  • Immunogen

    Recombinant full length protein (Human).

  • Positive control
    • Melanoma
  • General notes

    Please note that this antibody is an oligoclonal antibody. It is a cocktail of monoclonal antibodies that have been carefully selected. Oligoclonal antibodies have not only the specificity and batch-to-batch consistency of a monoclonal antibody, but also have the advantage of the sensitivity of a polyclonal antibody due to their ability to recognize multiple epitopes on an antigen. 

    This product was changed from ascites to tissue culture supernatant on 8th March 2018. Please note that the dilutions may need to be adjusted accordingly. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our scientific support team.

Properties

  • Form
    Liquid
  • Storage instructions
    Shipped at 4°C. Store at +4°C short term (1-2 weeks). Store at -20°C or -80°C. Avoid freeze / thaw cycle.
  • Storage buffer
    Preservative: Proprietary, not sodium azide or thimerosal.
    Constituents: PBS, Tissue Culture Supernatant. pH 7.3; Protein carrier.
  • Purity
    Tissue culture supernatant
  • Clonality
    Monoclonal
  • Clone number
    DT101 + BC199
  • Myeloma
    unknown
  • Isotype
    IgG2b
  • Light chain type
    unknown
  • Research areas

Applications

Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab731 in the following tested applications.

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

Application Abreviews Notes
IHC-P 1/50 - 1/100. Perform heat mediated antigen retrieval before commencing with IHC staining protocol. ABC method.
IHC-Fr 1/50 - 1/100. ABC method.
It is sometimes difficult to interpret DAB stained melanomas due to endogenous pigment. We recommend you substitute an AEC or a Fast Red substrate protocol. An avidin biotin blocking may be required for certain types of melanomas.

Target

  • Function
    Involved 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 specificity
    Expression is restricted to melanoma and melanocyte cell lines and retina.
  • Post-translational
    modifications
    Acylated.
  • Cellular localization
    Endoplasmic 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
    see all

Images

  • Immunohistochemistry analysis of Melanoma tissue labeling MelanA with ab731.

References

This product has been referenced in:
  • Semba T  et al. Periostin antisense oligonucleotide suppresses bleomycin-induced formation of a lung premetastatic niche for melanoma. Cancer Sci 109:1447-1454 (2018). Read more (PubMed: 29498146) »
  • Zeng H  et al. Bi-allelic Loss of CDKN2A Initiates Melanoma Invasion via BRN2 Activation. Cancer Cell 34:56-68.e9 (2018). Read more (PubMed: 29990501) »
See all 12 Publications for this product

Customer reviews and Q&As

1-3 of 3 Abreviews or Q&A

Abcam guarantees this product to work in the species/application used in this Abreview.
Application
Immunohistochemistry (Formalin/PFA-fixed paraffin-embedded sections)
Blocking step
BSA as blocking agent for 30 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 1% · Temperature: RT°C
Antigen retrieval step
Heat mediated - Buffer/Enzyme Used: citrate buffer, pH6.0
Sample
Human Tissue sections (adult skin)
Specification
adult skin
Permeabilization
Yes - Tween-20
Fixative
Paraformaldehyde

Mr. Heiko Locher

Verified customer

Submitted Sep 20 2013

Abcam guarantees this product to work in the species/application used in this Abreview.
Application
Immunohistochemistry (Formalin/PFA-fixed paraffin-embedded sections)
Sample
Mouse Tissue sections (lymph node)
Specification
lymph node
Fixative
Acetone
Antigen retrieval step
None
Permeabilization
No
Blocking step
Serum as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: RT°C

Abcam user community

Verified customer

Submitted May 01 2009

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