Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded human Hepatocellular Carcinoma stained with RBP1 (SPM442)
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Specificity & Comments
Recognizes a protein of 21kDa-25kDa, identified as retinol binding protein (RBP). Its epitope localizes between aa 74-182 of human RBP. This MAb recognizes reduced and carboxy-methylated RBP (RCM-RBP) as well as the circulatory RBP but not the native RBP, thereby suggesting that its epitope becomes accessible either on unfolding or upon binding of RBP to transthyretin (prealbumin). RBP is responsible for distributing retinol from the retinoid stores in the liver to the various target tissues. Once secreted into the blood with bound retinol, the vitamin carrier circulates complexed with transthyretin prior to vitamin delivery at the plasma membrane through a receptor-mediated mechanism.