Detection of SSEA‑4 in NTera‑2 human testicular embryonic carcinoma cell line by Flow Cytometry. NTera‑2 human testicular embryonic carcinoma cell line was stained with Mouse Anti-Human/Mouse SSEA‑4 PerCP‑conjugated Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # FAB1435C, filled histogram) or isotype control antibody (Catalog # IC007C, open histogram). View our protocol for Staining Membrane-associated Proteins.
Preparation and Storage
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Stability & Storage
Protect from light. Do not freeze.
12 months from date of receipt, 2 to 8 °C as supplied.
SSEA-4 is expressed on the surface of human embryonal carcinoma (EC) cells (the pluripotent stem cells of teratocarcinomas), human embryonic germ cells (EG), and human embryonic stem cells (ES). Expression of SSEA-4 is down-regulated following differentiation of human EC cells. In contrast, the differentiation of murine EC and ES cells may be accompanied by an increase in SSEA-4 expression (1-4).
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