Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded human Breast Carcinoma stained with MUC-1 / CA15-3 / EMA Mouse Monoclonal Antibody (SPM533)
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Specificity & Comments
In Western blotting, it recognizes proteins in MW range of 265-400kDa, identified as different glycoforms of EMA. This protein is proteolytically cleaved into alpha and beta subunits that form a heterodimeric complex. The N-terminal alpha subunit and the C-terminal beta subunit. The alpha subunit has cell adhesive properties. It can act both as an adhesion and an anti-adhesion protein. EMA may provide a protective layer on epithelial cells against bacterial and enzyme attack. The beta subunit contains a C-terminal domain, which is involved in cell signaling, through phosphorylations and protein-protein interactions.In immunohistochemical assays, it superbly stains routine formalin/paraffin carcinomas. Antibody to EMA is useful as a pan-epithelial marker for detecting early metastatic loci of carcinoma in bone marrow or liver.