Cytokeratin 5


Cytokeratin 5 is a 58kDa type II (basic) intermediate filament protein belongs to the cytokeratin family. It plays a crucial role in organization of cell adhesion, tissue specialization and function to maintain structural integrity of the integument. CK5 expression is seen in keratinized and non-keratinized stratified squamous epithelia, myoepithelial cells in normal mammary glands, glandular epithelia and normal basal cells in prostate glands. Anti-Cytokeratin 5 is a useful marker in differential diagnosis of Epithelial Mesotheliomas from metastatic pulmonary adenocarcinomas.
Intended Use: IVD
Antibody Type: Cytoplasm
Clone: rKRT5/6398
Source: Mouse
Tissue Type/Cancer Type: Tonsil. Esopahgus, bladder, prostate, Skin BCC tissues

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