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 APC‑conjugated Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # FAB3250A, filled histogram) or isotype control antibody (Catalog # IC003A, open histogram). View our protocol for Staining Membrane-associated Proteins.
Preparation and Storage
The product is shipped with polar packs. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below.
Stability & Storage
Protect from light. Do not freeze.
12 months from date of receipt, 2 to 8 °C as supplied.
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.