By immunohistochemistry, it specifically recognizes a protein in melanocytes and melanomas. This MAb reacts with junctional and blue nevus cells and variably with fetal and neonatal melanocytes. Intradermal nevi, normal adult melanocytes, and non-melanocytic cells are negative. It does not stain tumor cells of epithelial, lymphoid, glial, or mesenchymal origin.This Mab labels formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded melanomas and other tumors showing melanocytic differentiation.
Vennegoor C. et al., Am.J. Pathol. 130: 179-192, 1988
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