Name:Melanoma Antibody Clone HMB-45
Description and applications:This antibody gives a qualitative assessment of malignant melanoma, which can be extremely difficult
to diagnose. Metastatic amelanotic melanoma can often be confused with a variety of poorly diferentiated carcinomas, large cell lymphomas, and sarcomas. It is also difficult to differentiate melanoma from spindle cell carcinomas and various types of mesenchymal neoplasms. Melanoma antibody stains fetal and neonatal melanocytes, junctional and blue nevus cells, and malignant melanocytes. Typically, a keratin negative, vimentin rich neoplasm, that immunoreacts with antibody to S-100 protein and this melanoma antibody is, with rare exception, a melanoma.As a marker of melanosomes, careful should be taken as malanofages can also be stained.
Composition: Anti-human Melanoma mouse monoclonal antibody purified from serum and prepared in 10mM PBS, pH 7.4, with 0.2% BSA and 0.09% sodium azide.