IHC analysis of formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded human lung adenocarcinoma. NAPSA/7165R at 2ug/ml in PBS for 30min RT. HIER: Tris/EDTA, pH9.0, 45min. 2°: HRP-polymer, 30min. DAB, 5min.
IHC analysis of formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded human brain. Negative tissue control using NAPSA/7165R at 2ug/ml in PBS for 30min RT. HIER: Tris/EDTA, pH9.0, 45min. 2°: HRP-polymer, 30min. DAB, 5min.
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Specificity & Comments
Napsin is a pepsin-like aspartic proteinase connected with maturation of surfactant protein B. There are two closely related napsins, napsin A and napsin B. Napsin A is expressed as a single chain protein. Immunohistochemical studies revealed high expression levels of napsin A in human lung and kidney but low expression in spleen. Napsin A is expressed in type II pneumocytes and in adenocarcinomas of lung. The high specificity expression of napsin A in adenocarcinomas of lung is useful to distinguish primary lung adenocarcinomas from adenocarcinomas of other organs.