|Tested species reactivity||Human, Mouse|
|Host / Isotype||Rabbit / IgG|
|Immunogen||A synthetic peptide made to an internal region of the human MUC4 protein (within residues 1950-2100).|
|Purification||Antigen affinity chromatography|
|Storage buffer||PBS with 0.1% BSA, 50% glycerol|
|Contains||0.05% sodium azide|
|Storage Conditions||Store at 4°C short term. For long term storage, store at -20°C, avoiding freeze/thaw cycles.|
|Tested Applications||Dilution *|
|Immunohistochemistry (Paraffin) (IHC (P))||1:400|
|Western Blot (WB)||1:5000|
* Suggested working dilutions are given as a guide only. It is recommended that the user titrate the product for use in their own experiment using appropriate negative and positive controls.
Prior to immunostaining paraffin tissues, antigen retrieval with sodium citrate buffer (pH 6.0) is recommended.
Nearly all mucosal surfaces are protected by mucin transmembrane glycoproteins, from bronchioles to corneas to reproductive tracts. Mucin 4 (MUC4) is membrane-bound and is important in protecting and lubricating. MUC4 expression is erroneous in many carcinomas and sarcomas, including fibromyoxoid sarcoma and pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Immunohistochemical staining for MUC4 has been discussed as a potential biomarker for detection of these cancers. MUC4 seems to be most predominantly affected in Asian diseases – Taiwanese infertility and endometriosis, as well as gallstone formation in Chinese men, are connected to MUC4, where similar diseases in other populations do not share these MUC4 mutations. Because MUC4 is so important in mucosal surface protection, it is not surprising that it has been implicated as failing in many metastatic cancer invasions.
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