p120 / Catenin, delta-1 (CTNND1) [CTNND1/4383R]



Alpha-catenin and beta-catenin bind to the intracellular domain of E-cadherin while p120 catenin binds E-cadherin at a juxta-membrane site. The complex stabilizes tight junctions. In the cell, p120 catenin localized to the E-cadherin/catenins cell adhesion complex, directly associates with cytoplasmic C-terminus of E-cadherin and may similarly interact with other cadherins. p120 is a proliferation-associated nucleolar protein found in most human malignant tumors, but not in resting normal cells. In colorectal cancer the altered localization of p120 catenin corresponds with loss of cytoplasmic localization of E-cadherin. Studies have shown accurate categorization of ductal vs. lobular neoplasia in the breast was achieved with p120 staining. p120 expression further clarifies the separation of low-grade ductal carcinoma in situ from lobular neoplasia. Studies also have shown that altered expression of p120 catenin antibody predicts poor outcome in invasive breast cancer.

Product Properties & Targets

Species Reactivity
Gene Name
Mol. Weight of Antigen
Recombinant fragment (around aa900-1,000) of human CTNND1 protein (exact sequence is proprietary)

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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

  • Talvinen K, et al. Altered expression of p120 catenin predicts poor outcome in invasive breast cancer. J Cancer Res Clin Oncol. 2010 Sep; 136(9):1377-87.
  • Chivukula M, et al. Am J Surg Pathol. 2008 Nov; 32(11):1721-6.

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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 with 0.05% 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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