KRT18 Bovine

KRT18 Bovine

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  • KRT18 Bovine

  • Cytokeratin-18 Bovine
  • PRO-2785
  • Shipped at Room temp.

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Keratin type I cytoskeletal 18, Cytokeratin-18, CK-18, Keratin-18, K18, KRT18,CYK18,Cell proliferation-inducing gene 46 protein.


KRT18 Bovine having a calculated molecular mass of 45 kDa, pI-5.4.


Bovine liver.

Physical Appearance

Sterile Filtered White lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder.


KRT18 was lyophilized from a 1mg/ml solution containing 30mM Tris/HCI pH 8, 9M urea, 2mM EDTA, 2mM DTT and 10mM methylammonium chloride.


Store the lyophilized KRT18 between 2-8°C, do not freeze.
Upon reconstitution KRT18 should be stored at -20°C.
Please prevent freeze-thaw cycles.


It is recommended to reconstitute the lyophilized KRT18 in sterile 18MΩ-cm H2O not less than 100µg/ml, which can then be further diluted to other aqueous solutions.

Safety Data Sheet


Greater than 95.0% as determined by SDS-PAGE.


ProSpec's products are furnished for LABORATORY RESEARCH USE ONLY. The product may not be used as drugs, agricultural or pesticidal products, food additives or household chemicals.


Keratin-18 (K18) is an intermediate filament protein that plays a vital role in maintaining the structural integrity of epithelial cells. Extensive research has been conducted on K18 in human and murine models, shedding light on its functions and implications for various epithelial tissues.

However, the study of K18 in bovine tissues is an emerging area with potential for advancing our understanding of epithelial cell biology and its applications in veterinary medicine and biotechnology. Bovine tissues, such as the liver and gastrointestinal tract, are of particular interest due to their relevance in cattle production and food safety.

This research aims to provide a comprehensive exploration of K18 in bovine tissues, elucidating its functions, structural significance, and potential applications.
The primary objective of this research is to elucidate the role of K18 in bovine tissues, particularly in maintaining the structural integrity of epithelial cells.

In vitro and ex vivo experiments, utilizing bovine epithelial cell cultures and tissue specimens, will be conducted to investigate how K18 contributes to cellular morphology, cytoskeletal organization, and tissue resilience. Understanding these mechanisms is fundamental for deciphering the complexities of epithelial cell biology in bovine species.
The second objective is to assess the relevance of bovine K18 in veterinary medicine and cattle production. Studies involving bovine models will be conducted to evaluate the impact of K18 mutations or variations on tissue health, disease susceptibility, and meat quality. These investigations may provide valuable insights into potential applications in cattle breeding and food safety.

The third objective is to explore the potential biotechnological applications of bovine K18. Research will investigate the use of K18-expressing bovine cells as models for studying epithelial-related diseases and for developing tissue engineering approaches for veterinary medicine and biotechnology.
By delving into the functions and roles of K18 in bovine tissues, this research aims to expand our knowledge of epithelial cell biology, its implications for veterinary medicine, and its potential applications in biotechnology and cattle production.

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