Muc-6 Antibody Staining Protocol for Immunohistochemistry


Description: The mucin genes encode epithelial glycoproteins, some of which are secreted and some membrane bound. Mucin gastric 6 (MUC6) is a large glycoprotein thought to play a major role in protecting the gastrointestinal tract from acid, proteases, pathogenic microorganisms and mechanical trauma. Expression of the gene was highest in the stomach and gallbladder, with weaker expression in the terminal ileum and right colon. Mucin glycoproteins play a key role in the normal function of the epithelium lining the gastrointestinal tract.


Primary Antibody

Name: Muc6 IHC Antibody

Clone: GM-8A12

Supplier: IHC World

Catalog Number: IW-MA1043

Dilution: Ready to Use

Incubation Time/Temp: 60 min/room temperature

Antigen Retrieval
Device: IHC-TekTM Epitope Retrieval Steamer Set (Cat# IW-1102)
Buffer/pH value: IHC-TekTM Epitope Retrieval Solution (Cat# IW-1100)
Heat/Cool Temperature: 95-100 ºC/room temperature
Heat/Cool Time: 20 minutes/20 minutes

Detection Methods
Standard Method: ABC Method or LSAB Method
Enhanced Method: Polymeric Methods

Chromogen Substrate
Reagent: DAB
Incubation Time/Temperature: 1-3 minutes/room temperature

Reagent: Mayer's Hematoxylin
Staining Time: 30 seconds

Staining Pattern: Cytoplasmic
Images: Search image

Additional Information:
Species Reactivity: Human
Fixation: Formalin fixed paraffin embedded sections
Positive Control: Human stomach, gastric mucosa
Negative Control: Omit primary antibody, isotype control, absorption control
Blocking: Normal serum blocking is not needed for this RTU antibody; 0.5-3% H2O2 to block endogenous peroxidase activity; avidin/biotin to block endogenous biotin activity if necessary