Cytokeratin 2e Recombinant Rabbit monoclonal Antibody IgG
Fig1: Western blot analysis of Cytokeratin 2e on human skin lysates using anti-Cytokeratin 2e antibody at 1/1,000 dilution.
Fig2: Immunohistochemical analysis of paraffin-embedded human tonsil tissue using anti-Cytokeratin 2e antibody. Counter stained with hematoxylin.
Host Species; Species ReactivityRabbit; Human
Application SummaryWB, IHC
Purification; FormulationProA affinity purified; 1*TBS (pH7.4), 1%BSA, 40%Glycerol. Preservative: 0.05% Sodium Azide.; Liquid form.
ALTnamesKeRatin, type II cytoskeletal 2 epidermal, CytokeRatin-2e, Epithelial keRatin-2e, KeRatin-2 epidermis, KeRatin-2e, Type-II keRatin Kb2
BackgroundThe 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.(ET1701-13)