Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded human melanoma stained with SOX10-Monospecific Recombinant Mouse Monoclonal Antibody (rSOX10/1074).
SDS-PAGE Analysis Purified SOX10-Monospecific Recombinant Mouse Monoclonal Antibody (rSOX10/1074). Confirmation of Purity and Integrity of Antibody.
Analysis of Protein Array containing more than 19,000 full-length human proteins using SOX10-Monospecific Recombinant Mouse Monoclonal Antibody (rSOX10/1074)
Western Blot Analysis of COLO-38 cell lysate using SOX10-Monospecific Recombinant Mouse MAb (rSOX10/1074).
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Specificity & Comments
SOX genes comprise a family of genes that are related to the mammalian sex-determining gene SRY. These genes similarly contain sequences that encode for the HMG-box domain, which is responsible for the sequence-specific DNA-binding activity. SOX-10 is a sensitive marker of melanoma, including conventional, spindled, and desmoplastic subtypes. It is expressed by metastatic melanomas and nodal capsular nevus in sentinel lymph nodes, but not by other lymph node components such as dendritic cells, which usually express S100 protein. Commonly used melanoma markers, such as anti-HMB-45 and anti-Melan-A, are poorly expressed in desmoplastic melanomas while SOX-10 is moderately to strongly expressed in desmoplastic melanomas. SOX-10 is considered as a very reliable marker for recognizing residual desmoplastic melanomas. In normal tissues, it is expressed in Schwann cells, melanocytes, and myoepithelial cells of salivary, bronchial and mammary glands. SOX-10 expression is also observed in mast cells.