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Cytokeratin 17

  • Product Code: X1736M
  • Size: 100 µg
  • Price (USD): $335

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Data Sheet

Product Name

Cytokeratin 17







Product Type

Monoclonal Antibody


Human, Rat


Western Blot, Immunohistochemistry, Immunocytochemistry, Flow Cytometry


Protein A/G Chromatography


100 µg

Price (USD)



Cytokeratins are a subfamily of intermediate filament proteins and are characterized by a remarkable biochemical diversity, represented in human epithelial tissues by at least 20 different polypeptides. They range in molecular weight between 40 kDa and 68 kDa and isoelectric pH between 4.9 – 7.8. The individual human cytokeratins are numbered 1 to 20. The various epithelia in the human body usually express cytokeratins which are not only characteristic of the type of epithelium, but also related to the degree of maturation or differentiation within an epithelium. Cytokeratin subtype expression patterns are used to an increasing extent in the distinction of different types of epithelial malignancies. The cytokeratin antibodies are not only of assistance in the differential diagnosis of tumors using immunohistochemistry on tissue sections, but are also a useful tool in cytopathology and flow cytometric assays.


Hybridoma produced by the fusion of splenocytes from BALB/c mice immunized with cytoskeletal preparation from rat colon and mouse X63 Ag 8.653 myeloma cells.

Positive Control

This antibody reacts with cytokeratin 17 in basal layers of pseudo-stratified and transitional epithelia.


Provided as solution in phosphate buffered saline with 0.08% sodium azide

Customer Storage

Product should be stored at -20ºC. Aliquot to avoid freeze/thaw cycles

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