Key features and details
- Mouse monoclonal [AE1/AE3 + 5D3] to pan Cytokeratin
- Suitable for: Flow Cyt, ICC/IF, IHC-P
- Reacts with: Mouse, Rat, Cat, Dog, Human
- Isotype: IgG1
Product nameAnti-pan Cytokeratin antibody [AE1/AE3 + 5D3]
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DescriptionMouse monoclonal [AE1/AE3 + 5D3] to pan Cytokeratin
The ab86734 is a combination of [AE1/AE3] and [5D3] clones and can be used to detect most human epithelia. [AE1/AE3] recognizes acidic and basic subfamilies of cytokeratins, with molecular weights ranging from 40 to 67 kDa. [5D3] recognizes Cytokeratin 8 and 18 intermediate filament proteins. In normal tissues, [5D3] recognizes all simple and glandular epithelium. It has been observed that [AE1/AE3] has had problems marking certain tissues types and adenocarcinomas. The addition of [5D3] may remedy some of the limitations observed when staining with [AE1/AE3] alone.
Tested applicationsSuitable for: Flow Cyt, ICC/IF, IHC-Pmore details
Species reactivityReacts with: Mouse, Rat, Cat, Dog, Human
Full length protein corresponding to pan Cytokeratin.
- Skin or adenocarcinoma This antibody gave a positive result when used in the following formaldehyde fixed cell lines: HepG2.
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.
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Storage instructionsShipped at 4°C. Store at +4°C short term (1-2 weeks). Store at -20°C or -80°C. Avoid freeze / thaw cycle.
Storage bufferPreservative: 0.09% Sodium azide
Buffer with protein carrier
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PurityProtein A/G purified
Clone numberAE1/AE3 + 5D3
Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab86734 in the following tested applications.
The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
ab170190 - Mouse monoclonal IgG1, is suitable for use as an isotype control with this antibody.
|IHC-P||Use at an assay dependent concentration.|
RelevanceCytokeratins, a group comprising at least 29 different proteins, are characteristic of epithelial and trichocytic cells. Cytokeratins 1, 4, 5, 6, and 8 are members of the type II neutral to basic subfamily. Monoclonal anti cytokeratins are specific markers of epithelial cell differentiation and have been widely used as tools in tumor identification and classification. Monoclonal Anti Pan Cytokeratin (mixture) is a broadly reactive reagent, which recognizes epitopes present in most human epithelial tissues. It facilitates typing of normal, metaplastic and neoplastic cells. Synergy between the various components results in staining amplification. This enables identification of cells, which would otherwise be stained only marginally. The mixture may aid in the discrimination of carcinomas and nonepithelial tumors such as sarcomas, lymphomas and neural tumors. It is also useful in detecting micrometastases in lymph nodes, bone marrow and other tissues and for determining the origin of poorly differentiated tumors. There are two types of cytokeratins the acidic type I cytokeratins and the basic or neutral type II cytokeratins. Cytokeratins are usually found in pairs comprising a type I cytokeratin and a type II cytokeratin. Usually the type II cytokeratins are 8kD larger than their type I counterparts.
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ab86734 stained HepG2 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 ab86734 at 1/100 dilution overnight at +4°C. The secondary antibody (green) was DyLight® 488 goat anti- mouse (ab96879) IgG (H+L) used at a 1/250 dilution for 1h. Alexa Fluor® 594 WGA was used to label plasma membranes (red) at a 1/200 dilution for 1h. DAPI was used to stain the cell nuclei (blue) at a concentration of 1.43µM. This antibody also gave a positive result in methanol fixed (100%, 5min) HeLa, Hek293. HepG2, and MCF-7 cells, also in formaldehyde fixed (4%, 10min) HeLa, Hek293, and MCF-7 cells at 1/100 dilution.
Paraffin embedded, 0.1% Triton X-100 permeabilized mouse skin stained for pan Cytokeratin with ab86734 at a 1/100 dilution. Heat mediated - Buffer/Enzyme Used: Trypsin enzyme for 15 minutes at RT. 10% serum used to block for 1 hour at RT. Primary incubation for 16 hours at 4°C. Secondary: Goat polyclonal conjugated to biotin used at a 1/100 dilution.
ab86734 staining pan Cytokeratin in rat squamous epithelial tissue by Immunohistochemistry (Formalin/PFA-fixed paraffin-embedded sections).
Tissue was fixed in formaldehyde and an enzymatic antigen retrieval step was performed using Proteinase K. Samples were then blocked using 1% BSA for 25 minutes at 25°C, followed by incubation with ab86734 at a 1/100 dilution for 16 hours at 25°C. The secondary used was an undiluted HRP goat polyclonal.
Overlay histogram showing A431 cells stained with ab86734 (red line). The cells were fixed with 80% methanol (5 min) and then permeabilized with 0.1% PBS-Tween for 20 min. The cells were then incubated in 1x PBS / 10% normal goat serum / 0.3M glycine to block non-specific protein-protein interactions followed by the antibody (ab86734, 1/100 dilution) for 30 min at 22ºC. The secondary antibody used was DyLight® 488 goat anti-mouse IgG (H+L) (ab96879) at 1/500 dilution for 30 min at 22ºC. Isotype control antibody (black line) was mouse IgG1 [ICIGG1] (ab91353, 2µg/1x106 cells) used under the same conditions. Acquisition of >5,000 events was performed.
ab86734 staining pan Cytokeratin in pig small intestine tissue sections by Immunohistochemistry (IHC-P - paraformaldehyde-fixed, paraffin-embedded sections). Tissue was fixed with formaldehyde and blocked with 1% BSA for 10 minutes at 21°C; antigen retrieval was by heat mediation in citric acid. Samples were incubated with primary antibody (1/250 in TBS/BSA/azide) for 2 hours at 21°C. A Biotin-conjugated goat anti-mouse IgG polyclonal (1/200) was used as the secondary antibody.
Formaldehyde fixed dog lung tissue stained for pan Cytokeratin with ab86734 at a 1/250 dilution. Heat mediated - Buffer/Enzyme Used: Citric acid. 1% BSA used for blocking for 10 minutes at RT. Primary incubation for 2 hours at RT in TBS/BSA/Azide. Secondary: Goat polyclonal conjugated to biotin used at a 1/200 dilution.
Formaldehyde fixed goat lung tissue stained for pan Cytokeratin with ab86734 at a 1/250 dilution. Heat mediated - Buffer/Enzyme Used: Citric acid. 1% BSA used for blocking for 10 minutes at RT. Primary incubation for 2 hours at RT in TBS/BSA/Azide. Secondary: Goat polyclonal conjugated to biotin used at a 1/200 dilution.
Formaldehyde fixed chicken lung tissue stained for pan Cytokeratin with ab86734 at a 1/200 dilution. Heat mediated - Buffer/Enzyme Used: Citric acid. 1% BSA used for blocking for 10 minutes at RT. Primary incubation for 16 hours at RT in TBS/BSA/Azide. Secondary: Goat polyclonal conjugated to biotin used at a 1/200 dilution.
Skin stained for pan Cytokeratin with ab86734 at a 1/100 dilution.
ab8673 staining human skin sections by IHC-P. The tissue was fixed with formaldehyde and a heat mediated antigen retrival step was performed with citric acid pH 6. Blocking of the sample was done with 1% BSA for 10 minutes at 21°C, followed by staining with ab8673 at 1/250 in TBS/BSA/azide for 2h at 21°C. A biotinylated goat anti-mouse polyclonal antibody at 1/200 was used as the secondary antibody.
ab86734 has been referenced in 21 publications.
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- Zhao L et al. Endocardial Notch Signaling Promotes Cardiomyocyte Proliferation in the Regenerating Zebrafish Heart through Wnt Pathway Antagonism. Cell Rep 26:546-554.e5 (2019). PubMed: 30650349
- Zhan S et al. Overexpression of B7-H3 in a-SMA-Positive Fibroblasts Is Associated With Cancer Progression and Survival in Gastric Adenocarcinomas. Front Oncol 9:1466 (2019). PubMed: 31998637
- Wu Z et al. Modulation of lung cancer cell plasticity and heterogeneity with the restoration of cisplatin sensitivity by neurotensin antibody. Cancer Lett 444:147-161 (2019). PubMed: 30583074
- Kutlu T & Alcigir G Comparison of renal lesions in cats and dogs using pathomorphological and immunohistochemical methods. Biotech Histochem 94:126-133 (2019). IHC ; Cat, Dog . PubMed: 30328730