Re: Looking for Cam 5.2

From:Aidan Schurr

Hi there,

Yes, cam 5.2 is in fact a cytokeratin clone.  It is a "trade name" for a product which can be purchased from Becton-Dickinson.

It stains Cytokeratins 8 and 18 (inconclusively 19 as well), and is fundamentally identical to Novocastra's Cytokeratin 8/18 and Biogenex's Cytokeratin 8,18,19 (both clone 5D3).

You could even make your own cocktail (minus the vodka, of course) from any cytokeratins 8 and 18 of your choice.  This however wouldn't be a single monoclonal, but I don't know if this has any significance. 

Hope this is some help,


aidan schurr
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>>>  28/02/2002 >>>
Help..My pathologist says that the cam 5.2 is a seperate antibody...From all 
my reading  This is a clone for  a cytokeratin... Is there an antibody such 
as this and where do I find it..I have tried Dako, Cell Marque,  Biogenics. 
Bio Care... Could anyone help me

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