MIA in Human Pancreas.
MIA was detected in immersion fixed paraffin-embedded sections of human pancreas array using Mouse Anti-Human MIA Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # MAB20501) at 25 µg/mL overnight at 4 °C. Tissue was stained using the Anti-Mouse HRP-DAB Cell & Tissue Staining Kit (brown; Catalog # CTS002) and counterstained with hematoxylin (blue). Lower panel shows a lack of labeling if primary antibodies are omitted and tissue is stained only with secondary antibody followed by incubation with detection reagents. View our protocol for Chromogenic IHC Staining of Paraffin-embedded Tissue Sections.
Preparation and Storage
Reconstitute at 0.5 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
Reconstitution Buffer Available
The product is shipped at ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below. *Small pack size (SP) is shipped with polar packs. Upon receipt, store it immediately at -20 to -70 °C
Stability & Storage
Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
12 months from date of receipt, -20 to -70 °C as supplied.
1 month, 2 to 8 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
6 months, -20 to -70 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
MIA, also known as cartilage-derived retinoic acid-sensitive protein (CD-RAP), is a secreted protein expressed in cartilaginous tissue during development and in the adult. MIA was identified based on the fact that it is highly expressed in malignant melanomas, but not in normal melanocytes. MIA has been shown to interact with fibronectin, and promotes invasion and metastasis of melanoma cells, perhaps by blocking integrin-fibronectin interactions.
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