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Immunofluorescent analysis of SSEA-4 (red) showing membrane staining of NCCIT cells (right panel) compared to negative HeLa cell control (left panel). The cells were fixed with formalin for 15 minutes, washed, and then blocked with 3% BSA-PBS for 30 minutes at room temperature. Cells were probed with a DyLight 550-conjugated SSEA-4 monoclonal antibody (Product # MA1-021-D550) in 3% BSA-PBS at a dilution of 1:100 and incubated for 1 hour at 37C in the dark. Nuclei (both panels, blue) were stained with DAPI. Images were taken at 60X magnification.
|Tested species reactivity||Human|
|Host / Isotype||Mouse / IgG3|
|Immunogen||human embryonal carcinoma cell line 2102Ep|
|Storage buffer||PBS with proprietary stabilizer|
|Contains||0.02% sodium azide|
|Storage Conditions||4° C, do not freeze|
|Tested Applications||Dilution *|
|Flow Cytometry (Flow)||1:50-1:500|
* 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.
MA1-021-D550 has been successfully used in ICC/IF and flow cytometry applications on human samples.
Stage-specific embryonic antigen 4 (SSEA-4) is a cell surface antigen, expressed along with SSEA-3, TRA-1-60 and TRA-1-81 in embryonic stem cells, embryonal carcinoma cells and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS). In human cells, these surface markers are down-regulated during the differentiation process, while SSEA-1 is absent in undifferentiated human stem cells and upregulated on the cell surface after retinoic acid mediated differentiation. Conversely, in mouse stem cells, SSEA-1 expression decreases with differentiation while SSEA-3 and SSEA-4 expression increase.
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SSEA-4; SSEA4; stage-specific embryonic antigen 4