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345M-1

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Uroplakin III (AU-1) Mouse Monoclonal Antibody

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NACRES:
NA.41

biological source

mouse

Quality Level

100
500

conjugate

unconjugated

antibody form

culture supernatant

antibody product type

primary antibodies

clone

AU-1, monoclonal

description

For In Vitro Diagnostic Use in Select Regions (See Chart)

form

buffered aqueous solution

species reactivity

human

packaging

vial of 0.1 mL concentrate (345M-14)
vial of 0.5 mL concentrate (345M-15)
bottle of 1.0 mL predilute (345M-17)
vial of 1.0 mL concentrate (345M-16)
bottle of 7.0 mL predilute (345M-18)

manufacturer/tradename

Cell Marque

technique(s)

immunohistochemistry (formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded sections): 1:25-1:100

isotype

IgG1

control

bladder

shipped in

wet ice

storage temp.

2-8°C

visualization

membranous

Gene Information

human ... UPK3A(7380)

General description

Uroplakins (UPs) are a family of transmembrane proteins (UPs Ia, Ib, II and III) that are specific differentiation products of urothelial cells. In non-neoplastic mammalian urothelium, UPs are expressed in the luminal surface plasmalemma of superficial (umbrella) cells, forming complexes of 16-nm crystalline particles. Moll et al. reported that UPIII was detectable immunohistochemically in 29 of 55 primary (53%) and 23 of 35 metastatic (66%) urothelial carcinomas, whereas many non-urothelial carcinomas were UPIII-negative. The authors concluded that UPIII should be a valuable marker, especially for the specific identification of urothelial carcinomas in patients with metastases of unknown primary site. Recently, Olsburgh et al. studied UP gene expression in normal urothelium and bladder cancer specimens, and found that expression was absent after malignant transformation. Thus, UP expression might reflect the malignant potential of urothelial cancer cells as well as being cytodifferential markers of urothelial cells. Ohtsuka et al. concluded in their studies that UPIII expression was strongly associated with lower tumor grades, that lack of UPIII expression in urothelial tumors of the upper urinary tract was associated with much higher rates of metastases, and that 5-year specific survival was much worse for UPIII negative tumors (54%) than for UPIII positive tumors (100%). Apparently UPIII expression is a better indicator of the malignant potential of the tumour than the grade of the tumour.

Associated products: Thrombomodulin, CK7, CK20

Quality


IVD

IVD

IVD

RUO

Linkage

Uroplakin III Positive Control Slides, Product No. 345S, are available for immunohistochemistry (formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded sections).

Physical form

Solution in Tris Buffer, pH 7.3-7.7, with 1% BSA and <0.1% Sodium Azide

Preparation Note

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Other Notes

For Technical Service please contact: 800-665-7284 or email: service@cellmarque.com

Legal Information

Cell Marque is a trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Storage Class

12 - Non Combustible Liquids

wgk_germany

WGK 2

flash_point_f

Not applicable

flash_point_c

Not applicable


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