Myoglobin functions as a cellular oxygen storage mechanism with some contribution to oxygen transport into the cell. The molecular mass of human myoglobin is 17.8 kD. Myoglobin is present exclusively in striated muscle, with the single exception of chicken gizzard smooth muscle. It is a valuable tool used in distinguishing rhabdomyosarcomas from other soft tissue tumors. After muscle tissue damage such as crush injuries, burns, myocardial infarction and muscle diseases, increased levels of myoglobin are found in the blood and urine.
Intended Use: IVD
Antibody Type: Monoclonal
Clone: MG-1
Source: Mouse
Tissue Type/Cancer Type: Muscle