Protein Name & Synonyms:
Immunohistology - Frozen, Immunohistology - Paraffin
This product does not require antigen retrieval using heat treatment prior to staining of paraffin sections.
This product recognizes the HMB-45 antigen, an intracytoplasmic antigen expressed by the majority of melanomas and with other tumours demonstrating melanocytic differentiation. Tumours of lymphoid, epithelial, glial and mesenchymal origin are negative.
Normal adult melanocytes do not label with this antibody, although fetal and neonatal melanocytes stain variably.
Store at +4 °C or at -20 °C if preferred.
Storage in frost-free freezers is not recommended.
This product should be stored undiluted. Avoid repeated freezing and thawing as this may denature the antibody. Should this product contain a precipitate we recommend microcentrifugation before use.
If stored in this manner, this product is stable for 18 months after receipt.
Purified IgG - liquid
Phosphate buffered saline
Extract of pigmented melanoma metastases from lymph nodes.
0.1% Sodium Azide (NaN3)
1% Bovine Serum Albumin