Antibody (Suitable for clinical applications)
Sample Type: FFPE Patient Samples.
Tested Applications: IHC. Approved for In Vitro Diagnostic Procedures on FFPE tissues. For tissue collection recommendations, please see datasheet sent with product.
|Recommended Dilution (Conc)||1:50-1:100|
|Pretreatment||Citrate Buffer pH 6.0|
|Incubation Parameters||30 min at Room Temperature|
Prior to use, inspect vial for the presence of any precipitate or other unusual physical properties. These can indicate that the antibody has degraded and is no longer suitable for patient samples. Please run positive and negative controls simultaneously with all patient samples to account and control for errors in laboratory procedure. Use of methods or materials not recommended by enQuire Bio including change to dilution range and detection system should be routinely validated by the user.
Anti-4-Oct Antibody Clone: EP143
Host and Isotype: Rabbit IgG
Recommended Positive Control Sample: Seminoma for abnormal tissue
Cellular Localization of Antibody EP143 Staining: Nuclear
Buffer and Stabilizer: PBS with 1% BSA and 0.05% NaN3
Antibody Concentration: Lot specific. Plese contact tech support for data.
Immunogen: A synthetic peptide corresponding to residues of human OCT-4 protein
Storage Conditions: This antibody should be stored refrigerated (2-8°C). This product should not be used past the expiration date printed on the vial.
4-Oct Information for Pathologists
Summary:OCT-4 (also Octamer-binding transcription factor 4) is an 18 kDa transription factor encoded by POU5F1. It is considered the master gene in pluripotency and embryonic stem cell regulation. It regulates self-renewal and differentiation of embryonic stem cells, include germ cells.
Common Uses By Pathologists:OCT-4 is a Nuclear stain. It is highly sensitive and specific for primary intracranial germinomas which may be benign or malignant. Positive staining for OCT-4 is generally related to poor prognostis in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma and possibly in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
Limitations and Warranty
This antibody is manufactured in accordance with clinical good manufacturing practices in an ISO13485:2016 certified production facility. It is intended for multiple uses including in vitro diagnostic use and research use only applications. Please see vial label for expiration date. We strive to always deliver antibodies with a shelf life of at least two years.
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