CK17 Primary Antibody
|Aliases||PC; K17; PC2; PCHC1; KRT17|
|Formulation||Ascitic fluid containing 0.03% sodium azide.|
|Immunogen||Purified recombinant fragment of CK17 expressed in E. Coli.|
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|IHC_P(Immunohistochemistry)||1/200 - 1/1000|
|WB (Western Blot)||1/500 - 1/2000|
CK17, also known as KRT17, it is the type I intermediate filament chain keratin 17. It is found in nail beds, hair follicles, sebaceous glands, and other epidermal appendages. Mutations in this gene lead to Jackson-Lawler type pachyonychia congenita and steatocystoma multiplex. May play a role in the formation and maintenance of various skin appendages, specifically in determining shape and orientation of hair. May be a marker of basal cell differentiation in complex epithelia and therefore indicative of a certain type of epithelial "stem cells". 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. 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.
|References (references)||1. Am J Pathol. 2002 Dec;161(6):1991-6. |
2. Br J Dermatol. 1995 Oct;133(4):501-11.