|Flow Cytometry (Flow)||0.125 µg/test|
|Flow Cytometry (Flow)||See 2 publications below|
|Functional Assay (FN)||See 4 publications below|
|Immunohistochemistry (IHC)||See 2 publications below|
|Miscellaneous PubMed (MISC)||See 2 publications below|
|Immunoprecipitation (IP)||See 1 publications below|
|Tested Species reactivity||Mouse|
|Published species reactivity||Not Applicable|
|Host / Isotype||Rat / IgG2a, kappa|
|Storage buffer||PBS, pH 7.2, with 0.1% gelatin|
|Contains||0.09% sodium azide|
|Storage conditions||4° C, store in dark, DO NOT FREEZE!|
Description: The G8.8 monoclonal antibody reacts with the 40 kDa mouse EpCAM (epithelial cellular adhesion molecule), also known as EGP40 (epithelial glycoprotein 40), 17-1A antigen, TACSTD1 (tumor-associated calcium signal transducer 1), and CD326. The immunogen used to generate the G8.8 antibody was the TE-71 thymic epithelial cell line. CD326 is expressed on the majority of epithelial cells, and is considered a pan-carcinoma antigen. CD326 mediates calcium-independent, homophilic, cell-cell adhesion and may function as a growth factor receptor. The antigen is being used as a target for immunotherapy treatment of human carcinomas. CD326 binds LAIR-1 (CD305) and LAIR-2 (CD306) to inhibit cellular activation and inflammation. This epithelial glycoprotein is now recognized as having an important role in tumor biology.
Applications Reported: This G8.8 antibody has been reported for use in flow cytometric analysis.
Applications Tested: This G8.8 antibody has been tested by flow cytometric analysis of the TE-71 cell line. This can be used at less than or equal to 0.125 µg per test. A test is defined as the amount (µg) of antibody that will stain a cell sample in a final volume of 100 µL. Cell number should be determined empirically but can range from 10^5 to 10^8 cells/test. It is recommended that the antibody be carefully titrated for optimal performance in the assay of interest.
Excitation: 633-647 nm; Emission: 660 nm; Laser: Red Laser.
Filtration: 0.2 µm post-manufacturing filtered.
Ep-CAM is a ~40 kD glycoprotein, which functions as an epithelial cell adhesion molecule. Ep-CAM mediates Ca2+-independent homotypic interactions. Formation of Ep-CAM-mediated adhesions has a negative regulatory effect on adhesions mediated by classic cadherins, which may have strong effects on the differentiation and growth of epithelial cells. Ep-CAM overexpression was suggested to be associated with enhanced epithelial proliferation. Ep-CAM is expressed in the majority of human carcinomas and is a marker for tumors of epithelial lineage.
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures. Not for resale without express authorization.
Protein Aliases: CD326; EGP314; Ep-CAM; Epithelial cell adhesion molecule; Epithelial glycoprotein 314; lymphocyte antigen 74; mEGP314; panepithelial glycoprotein 314; Protein 289A; Trop-1 protein; Tumor-associated calcium signal transducer 1
Gene Aliases: CD326; EGP; EGP-2; Egp314; Ep-CAM; Epcam; EpCAM1; GA733-2; gp40; Ly74; Tacsd1; Tacstd1; TROP1
UniProt ID: (Mouse) Q99JW5
Entrez Gene ID: (Mouse) 17075
Molecular Function: receptor
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