Cytokeratin 6A (KRT6A) (Basal Cell Marker) [KRT6/3997R]



Cytokeratin 6 is an epidermis-specific type I keratin involved in wound healing. Involved in the activation of follicular keratinocytes after wounding, while it does not play a major role in keratinocyte proliferation or migration. This protein always paired with the type-I keratin K16.Cytokeratin 6 have been identified in epidermis only in samples from plantar glabrous skin while in hairy skin this keratin appeared to be absent in interfollicular epidermis but were clearly present in hair follicle outer root sheath, and this protein also consistently expressed in non-keratinizing stratified squamous epithelia. Among tumors, cytokeratin 6 is typically and strongly expressed in squamous cell carcinomas of different sites, preferentially in inner, maturing layers of the tumor cell nests.Cytokeratin 6 is always used with cytokeratin 5 and is a useful aid for classification of epithelioid mesotheliomas.

Product Properties & Targets

Species Reactivity
Gene Name
Mol. Weight of Antigen
Recombinant fragment of human KRT6 (exact sequence is proprietary)

Database Links

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Additional Information

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Chromosome Location

Known Applications & Suggested Dilutions

  • Immunohistochemistry (Formalin-fixed) (1-2ug/ml for 30 minutes at RT),(Staining of formalin-fixed tissues requires heating tissue sections in 10mM Tris with 1mM EDTA, pH 9.0, for 45 min at 95 &degC followed by cooling at RT for 20 minutes),Optimal dilution for a specific application should be determined.

Key References

  • Stephens, K., et al. 1995. Epidermolysis bullosa simplex: a keratin 5 mutation is a fully dominant allele in epidermal cytoskeleton function. Am. J. Hum. Genet. 56: 577-585.

Storage & Stability

Antibody with azide - store at 2 to 8 °C. Antibody without azide - store at -20 to -80 °C. Antibody is stable for 24 months. Non-hazardous. No MSDS required.


This antibody is available for research use only and is not approved for use in diagnosis.

Supplied as

200ug/ml of Ab purified from Bioreactor Concentrate by Protein A/G. Prepared in 10mM PBS with0.05% BSA & 0.05% azide. Also available WITHOUT BSA & azide at 1.0mg/ml.


There are no warranties, expressed or implied, which extend beyond this description. Company is not liable for any personal injury or economic loss resulting from this product.

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