Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded human Breast Carcinoma stained with SM-MHC Monoclonal Antibody (ID8).
Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded human Leiomyosarcoma stained with SM-MHC Monoclonal Antibody (ID8).
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Specificity & Comments
Smooth muscle myosin heavy chain (SM-MHC) is a cytoplasmic structural protein, which is a major component of the contractile apparatus in smooth muscle cells. Expression of smooth muscle myosin is developmentally regulated, appearing early in smooth muscle development, and is specific for smooth muscle development. Two isoforms of smooth muscle myosin heavy chain have been identified, designated MHC-1 and MHC-2. The antibody may be useful for the study of breast tumors as the presence of an intact layer of myoepithelial cells is an important feature, which may distinguish benign breast lesions and carcinoma in situ from invasive tumors.