IHC of MSH2 on an FFPE Colon Carcinoma Tissue
|Intended Use||For In Vitro Diagnostic Use|
|Summary and Explanation||MSH2 is a mismatch repair gene commonly associated with Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colorectal Cancer (HNPCC). This gene was identified as a locus frequently mutated in HNPCC. When cloned, it is a human homolog of the E. coli DNA mismatch repair gene mutS, consistent with the characteristic alterations in microsatellite sequences (RER+ phenotype) found in HNPCC.
MSH2 is abnormally deficient in a high proportion of patients with microsatellite instability (MSI-H). This finding is associated with the autosomal dominant condition found in Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colon Cancer. This anti-MSH2 antibody (along with MLH1 antibody) is useful in screening patients and families for this rare condition. Colon cancers that are microsatellite unstable have a better prognosis than their microsatellite stable counterparts.
|Antibody Type||Rabbit Monoclonal||Clone||RBT-MSH2|
|Localization||Nuclear||Control||Colon Mucosa, Colon Carcinoma|
|Presentation||MSH2 is a rabbit monoclonal antibody derived from cell culture supernatant that is concentrated, dialyzed, filter sterilized and diluted in buffer pH 7.5, containing BSA and sodium azide as a preservative.|
|Note: For concentrated antibodies, please centrifuge prior to use to ensure recovery of all product.|