Name: Smooth muscle myosin heavy chain Antibody (Clone EP166)
Description and applications: Myosin heavy chain 11 (MYH11) is a smooth muscle myosin belonging to the myosin heavy chain family. It is a subunit of a hexameric protein that consists of two heavy chain subunits and two pairs of non-identical light chain subunits. Myosin heavy chain functions as a major contractile protein, converting chemical energy into mechanical energy through the hydrolysis of ATP. An aberration in this protein is associated with acute myeloid leukemia of the M4Eo subtype. MYH labels smooth muscle cells and myoepithelial cells in various tissues. The immunoreactivity in glial cells of the cerebellum and spermatocytes in the
testis is also observed. MYH has been a useful marker for myoepithelial cell as well as smooth muscle cell differentiation. MYH together with p63 are one of the most useful antibodies in establishing the invasive character of breast lesions.
Composition:Anti-human Smooth muscle myosin, heavy chain rabbit monoclonal antibody purified from serum and
prepared in 10mM PBS, pH 7.4, with 0.2% BSA and 0.09% sodium azide.
Immunogen: A synthetic peptide corresponding to residues of human Myosin Heavy Chain 11 protein.