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Oct-2 is a transcription factor that binds to the immunoglobin gene octamer sites regulating B-cell specific genes. Oct-2 antibody protein expression is seen in germinal center B-cells and is greater in germinal center derived B-cell lymphomas. Studies suggest that morphologic and immunohistochemical studies can distinguish most cases of classic Hodgkin’s lymphoma (CHL) from its imitators. However, the differences in expression of BSAP, OCT-2, BOB.1 and the pan B-cell markers CD20, CD22 and CD79a may aid in distinguishing cases of CHL from nodular lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin’s lymphoma and diffuse large B-cell lymphomas.

Intended Use


Species Reactivity



Mouse Monoclonal






Recombinant protein corresponding to 129 amino acids of the N-terminus of the human Oct-2 molecule.



Positive Control

Tonsil or lymph node

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