Detection of MCAM/CD146 in PC‑12 Rat Cell Line by Flow Cytometry. PC‑12 rat adrenal pheochromocytoma cell line was stained with Mouse Anti-Rat MCAM/CD146 Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # MAB3250, filled histogram) or isotype control antibody (Catalog # MAB003, open histogram), followed by Allophycocyanin-conjugated Anti-Mouse IgG Secondary Antibody (Catalog # F0101B). View our protocol for Staining Membrane-associated Proteins.
Preparation and Storage
Reconstitute at 0.5 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
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.
Melanomia Cell Adhesion Molecule (MCAM), also known as CD146 and MUC18, is a putative Ig-superfamily adhesion molecule that is expressed on endothelial cells and a variety of tumor cells. MCAM is associated with tumor progression and metastasis and may be involved in embryonic neural development. An alternately spliced isoform of rat MCAM has a 40 residue deletion in the cytoplasmic domain. Within the extracellular region, rat MCAM shares 72% and 90% amino acid sequence identity with human and mouse MCAM, respectively.
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