S-100 Primary Antibodies

S-100

Human malignant melanoma of face: note immunohistochemical staining of malignant tumor cells with PA0900 (Polyclonal). Paraffin section.
Human malignant melanoma of face: note immunohistochemical staining of malignant tumor cells with PA0900 (Polyclonal). Paraffin section.

Antigen Background

S-100A and S-100B proteins are two members of the S-100 family of proteins. S-100A is composed of an alpha and beta chain, whereas S-100B is composed of two beta chains. S-100 protein is reported to be expressed in neuroectodermal tissue, including nerves and melanocytes. Langerhans cells in skin and interdigitating reticulum cells in the paracortex of lymph nodes are also reported to express S-100 protein. It is noteworthy that S-100 protein is highly soluble and may be eluted from frozen tissue during immunohistochemical procedures.