Description: This SM3 monoclonal antibody reacts with the under-glycosylated form of human Mucin 1 (MUC1, CD227), a large glycoprotein belonging to the mucin protein family. Mucin 1 contains a polypeptide core consisting of multiple tandem repeats that become highly glycosylated. Mucin 1 is typically expressed in ductal or glandular epithelial cells and is localized to the apical membrane. In cancerous cells, Mucin 1 expression is increased and membrane-specific localization is lost resulting in expression throughout the membrane and cytoplasm. High levels of under-glycosylated Mucin 1 are thought to affect cell behavior during both invasion and metastasis as well as in immune recognition. In addition, under-glycosylated Mucin 1 is shed from the epithelial cell surface and can be detected in circulation. Alterations in Mucin 1 glycosylation are found in most adenocarcinomas of the breast, lung, pancreas, prostate, and ovary. Mucin 1 has recently been shown to co-localize and interact with members of the erbB receptor kinase family, proteins that are upregulated in more aggressive forms of breast cancer. Please note this antibody sees a distinct epitope from other Mucin 1 antibodies. Applications Reported: This SM3 antibody has been reported for use in immunohistochemical staining of formalin-fixed paraffin embedded tissue sections (IHC-P) and immunocytochemistry (ICC).Applications Tested: This SM3 antibody has been tested by immunohistochemistry on formalin-fixed paraffin embedded human breast carcinoma tissue and by immunocytochemistry on fixed MCF7 cells at less than or equal to 20 µg/mL. It is recommended that the antibody be carefully titrated for optimal performance in the assay of interest. This product has not been validated for flow cytometric analysis. Filter Recommendation: When using this eFluor® 615 antibody conjugate, we recommend a filter that will capture the 615 emission wavelength (for example, Excitation 560/55, 585LP, Emission 645/75). A standard Alexa Fluor® 594 filter is acceptable. Excitation: 595 nm; Emission: 615 nm. Filtration: 0.2 µm post-manufacturing filtered. MUC1 (Mucin 1, Episialin, MAM-6, CA 15-3, PEM and EMA) is a large cell surface mucin glycoprotein expressed by most glandular and ductal epithelial cells and some hematopoietic cell lineages. MUC1 is a transmembrane glycoprotein with a large mucin-like extracellular domain that matures through several intermediate forms generated by proteolysis, and sequential addition and processing of numerous O-linked glycans that are heavily sialylated. MUC1 is highly polymorphic and each allele encodes a product that contains a different number of repeats (between 30 and 90) leading to large differences in molecular weight of the protein. MUC1 is expressed on most secretory epithelium, including mammary gland and some hematopoietic cells, and is expressed abundantly in >90% breast carcinomas and metastases. Transgenic MUC1 has been shown to associate with all four cebB receptors and localize with erbB1 (EGFR) in lactating glands. The MUC1 gene contains seven exons and produces several different alternatively spliced variants. Overexpression, aberrant intracellular localization, and changes in glycosylation of the MUC1 protein have been associated with carcinomas. Multiple alternatively spliced transcript variants that encode different isoforms of the MUC1 gene have been reported, but the full-length nature of only some has been determined. Transgenic MUC-1 has been shown to associate with all four cebB receptors and localize with erbB1 (EGFR) in lactating glands.
|CD227 (Mucin 1)|
|4° C, store in dark, DO NOT FREEZE!|
|Immunocytochemistry, Immunofluorescence, Immunohistochemistry (Paraffin)|
|PBS with 0.1% gelatin and 0.09% sodium azide; pH 7.2|
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