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anti-PMEL antibody :: Rabbit anti-Human Melanoma Polyclonal Antibody

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Immunohistochemistry (IHC)
Product Name

Melanoma (PMEL), Polyclonal Antibody

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Also Known As

Rabbit Anti-Human Melanoma (GP100) Polyclonal Antibody

Research Use Only
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.
Immunogen Sequence Length
Species Reactivity
0.1 ml immunogen affinity purified rabbit polyclonal antibody in PBS/1% BSA buffer pH 7.6 with less than 0.1% sodium azide.
Recombinant protein encoding aa 1-150 human gp100.
Control Tissue
Cellular Localization
Entrez Gene Code
Cancer Markers
Preparation and Storage
Store at 2-8 degree C. Do not freeze. The user must validate any other storage conditions. When properly stored, the reagent is stable to the date indicated on the label. Do not use the reagent beyond the expiration date. There are no definitive signs to indicate instability of this product; therefore, positive and negative controls should be tested simultaneously with unknown specimens. If unexpected results are observed which cannot be explained by variations in laboratory procedures and a problem with the reagent is suspected, contact Technical Support.
Other Notes
Small volumes of anti-PMEL antibody vial(s) may occasionally become entrapped in the seal of the product vial during shipment and storage. If necessary, briefly centrifuge the vial on a tabletop centrifuge to dislodge any liquid in the container`s cap. Certain products may require to ship with dry ice and additional dry ice fee may apply.
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anti-PMEL antibody
By immunohistochemistry, this antibody specifically recognizes a protein in melanocytes and melanomas. Intradermal nevi, normal adult melanocytes, and non-melanocytic cells are negative. It does not stain tumor cells of epithelial, lymphoid, glial, or mesenchymal origin.
Applications Tested/Suitable for anti-PMEL antibody
Immunohistochemistry (IHC) Paraffin
Application Notes for anti-PMEL antibody
Immunohistochemistry Procedure
Specimen Preparation: Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissues are suitable for use with this primary antibody. Deparaffinization: Deparaffinize slides using xylene or xylene alternative and graded alcohols. Antibody Dilution: If using the concentrate format of this product, dilute the antibody 1:50. The dilutions are estimates; actual results may differ because of variability in methods and protocols. Antigen Retrieval: Boil tissue section in 10mM Citrate buffer, pH 6.0 for 10 min followed by cooling at RT for 20 min. Primary Antibody Incubation: Incubate for 10 minutes at RT. Slide Washing: Slides must be washed in between steps. Rinse slides with PBS/0.05% Tween. Visualization: Detect the antibody as instructed by the instructions provided with the visualization system.
Immunohistochemistry Dilution: 1:50
IHC Positive Control: Melanoma

Immunohistochemistry (IHC) of anti-PMEL antibody
Human melanoma stained with anti-melanoma gp100 antibody
anti-PMEL antibody Immunohistochemistry (IHC) (IHC) image
NCBI/Uniprot data below describe general gene information for PMEL. It may not necessarily be applicable to this product.
NCBI Accession #
NCBI GenBank Nucleotide #
UniProt Secondary Accession #
UniProt Related Accession #
Molecular Weight
NCBI Official Full Name
melanocyte protein PMEL isoform 2
NCBI Official Synonym Full Names
premelanosome protein
NCBI Official Symbol
NCBI Official Synonym Symbols
P1; SI; SIL; ME20; P100; SILV; ME20M; gp100; ME20-M; PMEL17; D12S53E
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NCBI Protein Information
melanocyte protein PMEL; melanocyte protein Pmel 17; melanocyte protein mel 17; melanocytes lineage-specific antigen GP100; melanoma-associated ME20 antigen; melanosomal matrix protein17; silver locus protein homolog; silver, mouse, homolog of
UniProt Protein Name
Melanocyte protein PMEL
UniProt Synonym Protein Names
ME20-M; ME20M; Melanocyte protein Pmel 17; Melanocytes lineage-specific antigen GP100; Melanoma-associated ME20 antigen; P1; P100; Premelanosome protein; Silver locus protein homologCleaved into the following 2 chains:M-alphaAlternative name(s):95 kDa melanocyte-specific secreted glycoprotein; P26; Secreted melanoma-associated ME20 antigen; ME20-S; ME20S
Protein Family
UniProt Gene Name
UniProt Synonym Gene Names
D12S53E; PMEL17; SILV; ME20M; ME20-S; ME20S  [Similar Products]
UniProt Entry Name
NCBI Summary for PMEL
This gene encodes a melanocyte-specific type I transmembrane glycoprotein. The encoded protein is enriched in melanosomes, which are the melanin-producing organelles in melanocytes, and plays an essential role in the structural organization of premelanosomes. This protein is involved in generating internal matrix fibers that define the transition from Stage I to Stage II melanosomes. This protein undergoes a complex pattern of prosttranslational processing and modification that is essential to the proper functioning of the protein. A secreted form of this protein that is released by proteolytic ectodomain shedding may be used as a melanoma-specific serum marker. Alternate splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2011]
UniProt Comments for PMEL
SILV: Plays a central role in the biogenesis of melanosomes. Involved in the maturation of melanosomes from stage I to II. The transition from stage I melanosomes to stage II melanosomes involves an elongation of the vesicle, and the appearance within of distinct fibrillar structures. Release of the soluble form, ME20-S, could protect tumor cells from antibody mediated immunity. Belongs to the PMEL/NMB family. 5 isoforms of the human protein are produced by alternative splicing.

Protein type: Membrane protein, integral; Vesicle

Chromosomal Location of Human Ortholog: 12q13-q14

Cellular Component: Golgi apparatus; endoplasmic reticulum membrane; plasma membrane; melanosome; integral to membrane; extracellular region

Molecular Function: protein binding

Biological Process: melanin biosynthetic process; melanosome organization and biogenesis
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