Recombinant Rabbit monoclonal primary
Recombinant Cytokeratin 2e Monoclonal Antibody (ET1701-13)
Human skin tissue lysates, human tonsil tissue, human esophagus tissue.
Store at +4C after thawing. Aliquot store at -20C or -80C. Avoid repeated freeze / thaw cycles.
1*TBS (pH7.4), 0.05% BSA, 40% Glycerol. Preservative: 0.05% Sodium Azide.
Protein A affinity purified.
CK 2e antibody; Cytokeratin-2e antibody; Epithelial keratin-2e antibody; K2e antibody; Keratin type II cytoskeletal 2 epidermal antibody; Keratin-2 epidermis antibody; KRT2 antibody; KRT2A antibody; KRT2E antibody; Type-II keratin Kb2 antibody
Belongs to the intermediate filament family.
Expressed in the upper spinous and granular suprabasal layers of normal adult epidermal tissues from most body sites including thigh, breast nipple, foot sole, penile shaft and axilla. Not present in foreskin, squamous metaplasias and carcinomas. Expression in hypertrophic and keloid scars begins in the deepest suprabasal layer. Weakly expressed in normal gingiva and tongue, however expression is induced in benign keratoses of lingual mucosa and in mild-to-moderate oral dysplasia with orthokeratinization.
Synthesized during maturation of epidermal keratinocytes and localized in the upper intermediate cells of fetal skin. Earliest expression is at 10 weeks in the developing embryo in the presumptive nail bed of developing digits, shifting to the proximal nail fold by 13.5 weeks. At 12.5 weeks, detected in scattered cells of the intermediate layer of trunk skin. At 19.3 weeks, regional expression patterns were observed in upper intermediate keratinocytes of cheek, trunk, dorsal and ventral knee, elbow and dorsal hand. Distal areas around the periumbilical region showed increased number of positive cells and by 15 weeks is expressed in small groups of cells in the fetal hair follicles.
Cytoplasm, Membrane, Nucleus.
The keratin multigene family is made of "soft" epithelial cytokeratins and "hard" hair keratins. While the epithelial cytokeratins are involved in the layering and formation of epithelia, the hair keratins are responsible for creating nails and hair. There are two types of keratins: the acidic class I keratin proteins and the basic/neutral class II keratin proteins. Keratin 2 (KRT2), also known as Keratin type II cytoskeletal 2 epidermal, Keratin-2e (K2e), KRTE, Cytokeratin-2e (CK-2e), KRT2A or KRT2E, is a 639 amino acid class II epithelial Keratin protein belonging to the intermediate filament family. Encoded by a gene that maps to human chromosome 12q13.13, Keratin 2 functions in epidermal keratinocyte activation and proliferation, and plays a part in terminal cornification. Highly expressed in upper epithelial tissues, Keratin 2 forms heterotetramers with two class I Keratins and another class II Keratin. Defects in Keratin 2 have been linked to ichthyosis bullosa of Siemens (IBS), a rare autosomal dominant skin disorder.