Rabbit polyclonal primary
Cytokeratin 17 Rabbit Polyclonal Antibody (ER1901-01)
Synthetic peptide within human cytokeratin 17 aa 117-141.
Store at +4C after thawing. Aliquot store at -20C. Avoid repeated freeze / thaw cycles.
1*PBS (pH7.4), 0.2% BSA, 50% Glycerol. Preservative: 0.05% Sodium Azide.
Peptide affinity purified.
39.1 antibody; CK 17 antibody; CK-17 antibody; Cytokeratin-17 antibody; K17 antibody; K1C17_HUMAN antibody; Keratin 17 antibody; keratin 17 epitope S1 antibody; keratin 17 epitope S2 antibody; keratin 17 epitope S4 antibody; Keratin 17, type I antibody; Keratin antibody; Keratin type I cytoskeletal 17 antibody; keratin, type i cytoskeletal 17 [version 1] antibody; Keratin-17 antibody; KRT17 antibody; PC antibody; PC2 antibody; PCHC1 antibody; type I cytoskeletal 17 antibody
Belongs to the intermediate filament family.
Expressed in the outer root sheath and medulla region of hair follicle specifically from eyebrow and beard, digital pulp, nail matrix and nail bed epithelium, mucosal stratified squamous epithelia and in basal cells of oral epithelium, palmoplantar epidermis and sweat and mammary glands. Also expressed in myoepithelium of prostate, basal layer of urinary bladder, cambial cells of sebaceous gland and in exocervix (at protein level).
Phosphorylation at Ser-44 occurs in a growth- and stress-dependent fashion in skin keratinocytes, it has no effect on filament organization.
Cytokeratin 17 may play a role in the formation and maintenance of various skin appendages, specifically in determining shape and orientation of hair. Required for the correct growth of hair follicles, in particular for the persistence of the anagen (growth) state. Modulates the function of TNF-alpha in the specific context of hair cycling. Regulates protein synthesis and epithelial cell growth through binding to the adapter protein SFN and by stimulating Akt/mTOR pathway. Involved in tissue repair. May be a marker of basal cell differentiation in complex epithelia and therefore indicative of a certain type of epithelial "stem cells". Acts as a promoter of epithelial proliferation by acting a regulator of immune response in skin: promotes Th1/Th17-dominated immune environment contributing to the development of basaloid skin tumors (By similarity). May act as an autoantigen in the immunopathogenesis of psoriasis, with certain peptide regions being a major target for autoreactive T-cells and hence causing their proliferation.