Epithelial Membrane Antigen (EMA)
Catalog # 10152
Breast cancer, Epithelial Membrane Antigen / EMA (E29)
Species reactivity: Human. Others not tested.
Description: This anti-EMA antibody stains normal and neoplastic cells from various tissues, including mammary epithelium, sweat glands and squamous epithelium. Hepatocellular carcinoma, adrenal carcinoma and embryonal carcinomas are EMA negative, so keratin positivity with negative EMA favors one of these tumors. EMA is frequently positive in meningioma, which can be useful when distinguishing it from other intracranial neoplasms, e.g. Schwannomas. The absence of EMA can also be of value since it is characteristic of some adrenal carcinomas, seminomas, paraganglioma and hepatoma.