Cytokeratin 20

Ks20.8, Ms

Technische Daten
Status:In Vitro Diagnostic Use (IVD)
Ig Unterklasse:IgG2a/k
Immunogen:Cytokeratin 20
Vorbehandlung:ProTaqs® Antigen Enhancer I (Cat. No. 401602092)
Zelluläre Lokalisation:Cytoplasmic
Kontrolle:Bladder, colon carcinoma, colon mucosa
Change(s) made:Complete revision
Synonyme:Keratin type I cytoskeletal 20, CK-20, keratin-20, K20, KRT20
Verfügbar in folgenden Ländern:worldwide

Keratins are cytoplasmic intermediate filament proteins expressed by epithelial cells and their neoplasms. Cytokeratin 20 is a type I keratin mainly found in the gastric and intestinal mucosa. Antibody Cytokeratin 20 is useful in the detection of a variety of adenocarcinomas arising from epithelia, such as colorectal carcinomas, transitional-cell and Merkel cell carcinomas, gastric and pancreatic tumors. CK20 is often used in a panel with antibody Cytokeratin 7.


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