PIN-Cocktail 1 --- P504S / p63Catalog number: PIN001-1.0
|Clone||13H4 / 4A4|
The combination of AMACR and p63 may be extremely useful for diagnosing PIN and small focus adenocarcinoma, especially in difficult cases and cases with limited tissues. This antibody cocktail may eliminate the need for 34bE12. AMACR stains cytoplasm in prostate adenocarcinoma and PIN while p63 stains basal cell nuclei in PIN and benign prostate glands. P504S (AMACR, Alpha-methylacyl-CoA racemase) is an essential enzyme in the b-oxidation of branched-chain fatty acids. High expression of AMACR protein is found in prostate adenocarcinoma but not in benign prostate tissue by immunohistochemical staining in paraffin-embedded tissue. The expression of AMACR is also detected in prostate pre-malignant lesions, such as prostate intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN). The p63 protein, a homologue of the tumour-suppressor p53, is highly expressed in the basal or progenitor layer of many epithelial tissues. p63 is detected in prostate basal cells in normal prostate glands and PIN. However, it is negative in prostate adenocarcinoma. Thus p63 is useful as a differential marker for benign prostate glands and adenocarcinoma (negative marker). Human AMACR (P504S) protein, Alpha-Methylacyl CoA Racemase and human p63 nuclear protein.
Immunogen: 1. Human recombinant AMACR (P504S) protein, whole sequence (for rabbit monoclonal antibody 13H4); 2. Recombinant human p63 protein aa 1-205 (for mouse monoclonal antibody 4A4)
Affinity purified antibodies in PBS, BSA, sodium azide (0.09%)*. Use antibody dilution buffer (e.g. Art. No. PU002) containing sufficient protein and preservative.
Purification Method: Affinity purified antibodies in PBS, BSA, sodium azide (0.09%)*. Use antibody dilution buffer (e.g. Art. No. PU002) containing sufficient protein and preservative.
Species Reactivity: Human
Incubation Time: 60 min at RT
Working Concentration: (liquid conc.) 1:25-1:50
Pre-Treatment: Use formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded sections; Retrieval conditions: Unmasking fluid T, TEC buffer (Tris/EDTA/Citrate) pH 8 (Art. No. DE005) in a pressure cooker at 100°C 20-40 minutes
Positive Control: Prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia
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1. Jiang Z, Woda BA, Rock KL et al. (2001) P504S: a new molecular marker for the detection of prostate carcinoma. Am J Surg Pathol 25:1397-1404. 2. Weinstein MH, Signoretti S, Loda M (2002) Diagnostic utility of immunohistochemical staining for p63, a sensitive marker of prostatic basal cells. Mod Pathol. Dec;15(12):1302-8. 3. Luo J, Shan Zha, Wesley R, et al. (2002) Alpha methylacyl-CoA recemase, a new molecular marker for prostate cancer. Cancer Res 62:2220-2226.
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