This antibody reacts with an antigen present in cutaneous melanocytes, prenatal and infantile retinal pigment epithelium and melanoma cells.This antibody reacts with melanomas and tumors showing melanoma/melanocytic differentiation. It reacts with junctional and blue nevus cells. Non-melanocytic cells do not react with this antibody.
Melanoma is a malignant tumor of melanocytes which are found predominantly in skin but also in the bowel and the eye (see uveal melanoma). It is one of the rarer types of skin cancer but causes the majority of skin cancer related deaths.
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Protein Aliases: 95 kDa melanocyte-specific secreted glycoprotein; M-alpha; M-beta; ME20-M; ME20-S; ME20M; melanocyte protein mel 17; Melanocyte protein PMEL; Melanocyte protein Pmel 17; Melanocytes lineage-specific antigen GP100; Melanoma-associated ME20 antigen; melanosomal matrix protein17; P1; P100; P26; Premelanosome protein; Secreted melanoma-associated ME20 antigen; Silver locus protein homolog; silver, mouse, homolog of
Gene Aliases: D12S53E; gp100; ME20; ME20-M; ME20M; P1; P100; PMEL; PMEL17; SI; SIL; SILV
UniProt ID: (Human) P40967
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 6490