Monoclonal anti Melanoma Marker (PNL2)

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Product Description

Anti-PNL2 is a novel monoclonal antibody, which has recently been introduced as an immunohistochemical reagent to stain melanocytes and tumors derived therefrom. The antigen recognized by PNL2 is different from Melan A and gp100. Its epitope is not destroyed by digestion with neuraminidase i.e. its epitope id not glycosylated. Anti-PNL2 may be most useful because of its high sensitivity for metastatic melanoma (87%), as opposed to 76% for anti-HMB45 and 82% for anti-MART-1. Anti-PNL2 labels intra-epidermal nevi while the dermal component of compound nevi are largely non-reactive with anti-PNL2. Antibodies against PNL2, MART-1 (Melan A) and HMB45 stain most clear cell sarcoma cells and a few cells in angio-myolipomas and lymphangioleiomyomatosis. Anti-PNL2 is a useful antibody for the identification of melanomas and clear cell sarcomas. Differential diagnosis is aided by the results from a panel of antibodies, including antibodies against HMB45, MART-1, tyrosinase, and MiTF.

Rochaix, P et al. PNL2, a New Monoclonal Antibody Directed against a Fixative-Resistant Melanocyte Antigen. Mod Pathol 2003;16(5):481-490. | J. A. Ramos-Vara and M. A. Miller. Immunohistochemical Identification of Canine Melanocytic Neoplasms With Antibodies to Melanocytic Antigen PNL2 and Tyrosinase: Comparison With Melan A. Veterinary Pathology OnlineFirst, published on September 21, 2010 as doi:10.1177/0300985810382095

Additional Information


Purified with BSA, 0.2 mg/mL, Purified, BSA-free, 1 mg/mL, CF405S, CF405M, CF488A, CF543, CF555, CF568, CF594, CF640R, CF647, CF660R, CF680, CF680R, CF770, Biotin, R-PE, APC, Per-CP, Alkaline Phosphatase, HRP


50 uL, 100 uL, 250 uL, 500 uL

Supplied As

Purified: 0.2 mg/mL in PBS/0.05% BSA/0.05% azide, Purified, BSA-free: 1 mg/mL in PBS without azide, Conjugates: 0.1 mg/mL in PBS/0.1% BSA/0.05% azide, HRP conjugates: 0.1 mg/mL in PBS/0.05% BSA

Antibody type


Host species


Reactivity (target)

Melanoma Marker (PNL2)






IgG1, kappa

Molecular weight

Multiple (160 kDa, 100 kDa and <10 kDa)


Human Melanoma Associated Antigen; PNL2

Entrez gene ID

Not Known


Not Known


Melanocyte antigen


Not Known

Species reactivity

Dog, Human, Mouse


Immunofluorescence, Immunohistology (formalin)

Cellular localization


Application notes

Immunofluorescence 0.5-1 ug/mL, Immunohistology (formalin), Optimal dilution for a specific application should be determined by user, Staining of formalin-fixed tissues requires boiling tissue sections in 10 mM citrate buffer, pH 6.0, for 10-20 min followed by cooling at RT for 20 minutes

Positive control


MSDS (PDF):MSDS Primary antibodies

Protocol (PDF): Protocols for antibody-based detection

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