Store as concentrated solution. Centrifuge briefly prior to opening vial. For short-term storage (1-2 weeks), store at 4ºC. For long-term storage, aliquot and store at -20ºC or below. Avoid multiple freeze-thaw cycles.
1 mg/ml (Please refer to the vial label for the specific concentration.)
Undifferentiated human embryonic stem cells
Protein G affinity purified
For laboratory use only. Not for any clinical, therapeutic, or diagnostic use in humans or animals. Not for animal or human consumption.
Stage-Specific Embryonic Antigen-5, SSEA-5
Stage-specific embryonic antigen (SSEA)-5 is an H type-1 glycan that is highly and specifically expressed on human embryonic stem cells (hESCs), the human blastocyst inner cell mass and undifferentiated human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs). Expression of SSEA-5 in hESCs and hPSCs rapidly decreases upon differentiation and is considered an indicator of undifferentiated PSCs. This SSEA-5 antibody is capable of identifying undifferentiated pluripotent stem cells in heterogeneous populations, and when used in conjunction with other pluripotency surface markers (CD9 and CD90 or CD50 and CD200), it can be used to immunodeplete residual teratoma-causing cells from incompletely differentiated embryonic stem cell cultures.