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MA5-13730 targets Cytokeratin 16 in immunofluorescence and immunohistochemistry (paraffin) applications and shows reactivity with Human samples. Staining of formalin/paraffin tissues requires boiling tissue sections in 10 mM citrate buffer, pH 6.0 for 10-20 minutes followed by cooling at room temperature for 20 minutes.
The MA5-13730 immunogen is a synthetic peptide from the C-terminus of human cytokeratin 16.
Keratins 6 and 16 are expressed in keratinocytes, which are undergoing rapid turnover in the suprabasal region (also known as hyperproliferation-related keratins). Keratin 16 is absent in normal breast tissue and in noninvasive breast carcinomas. Only 10% of the invasive breast carcinomas show diffuse or focal positivity. Reportedly, a relatively high concordance was found between the carcinomas immunostaining with the basal cell and the hyperproliferation-related keratins, but not between these markers and the proliferation marker Ki-67. This supports the conclusion that basal cells in breast cancer may show extensive proliferation, and that absence of Ki-67 staining does not mean that (tumor) cells are not proliferating.
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Protein Aliases: CK-16; cytokeratin 16; Cytokeratin-16; focal non-epidermolytic palmoplantar keratoderma; K16; keratin; keratin 16, type I; Keratin, type I cytoskeletal 16; Keratin-16; type I cytoskeletal 16
Gene Aliases: CK16; FNEPPK; K16; K1CP; KRT16; KRT16A; NEPPK; PC1
UniProt ID: (Human) P08779
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 3868