Western blot analysis of Calretinin was performed by loading 20 µg of Mouse Brain (lane1) and Rat Brain (lane2) cell lysates using Novex® NuPAGE® 4-12 % Bis-Tris gel (NP0321BOX), XCell SureLock™ Electrophoresis System (EI0002), Novex® Sharp Pre-Stained Protein Standard (LC5800), and iBlot® Dry Blotting System (IB21001). Proteins were transferred to a nitrocellulose membrane and blocked with 5 % skim milk for 1 hour at room temperature. Calretinin was detected at ~31 kDa using ABfinity™ Calretinin Recombinant Rabbit Oligoclonal Antibody (710559) at 0.5 µg/ml dilution in 2.5 % skim milk at 4°C overnight on a rocking platform. Goat Anti-Rabbit IgG-HRP Secondary Antibody (G21234) at 1:5000 dilution was used and chemiluminescent detection was performed using Novex® ECL Chemiluminescent Substrate Reagent Kit (WP20005).
|Tested species reactivity||Mouse, Rat|
|Host / Isotype||Rabbit / IgG|
|Immunogen||Recombinant protein corresponding to amino acids 1–271 of human Calretinin|
|Contains||0.09% sodium azide|
|Storage Conditions||Maintain refrigerated at 2-8°C for up to 1 month. For long term storage store at -20°C|
|Tested Applications||Dilution *|
|Western Blot (WB)||0.5-1µg/ml|
* Suggested working dilutions are given as a guide only. It is recommended that the user titrate the product for use in their own experiment using appropriate negative and positive controls.
This antibody is predicted to react with human based on sequence homology.
ABfinity™ recombinant antibodies are rabbit monoclonal antibodies, unmatched for producing superior results. ABfinity™ antibodies are developed by immunizing animals, screening for functionality, cloning the immunogen-specific antibody genes into high-level mammalian expression vectors, produced on a large scale and purified with Protein A.
ABfinity™ oligoclonal antibodies comprise a selection of multiple different recombinant monoclonal antibodies, providing the best of both worlds—the sensitivity of a polyclonal antibody with the specificity of a monoclonal, all delivered with the consistency only found in a recombinant antibody. While functionally the same as a polyclonal antibody—recognizing multiple epitope sites on the target and producing higher detection sensitivity for low abundance targets when compared with monoclonal antibodies—an oligoclonal antibody has a known mixture of light and heavy chains. This exact population can be produced in every lot, circumventing the biological variability typically associated with polyclonal antibody production.
Intact IgG appears on a non-reducing gel as ~150 kDa band and upon reduction generating a ~25 kDa light chain band and a ~50 kDa heavy chain.
Calretinin is encoded by the CALB2 gene located on chromosome 16. It is a troponin C superfamily protein having six EF-hand structural motifs. The EF motif allows the protein to bind calcium, and function in calcium signaling, calcium buffering, and modulating neuronal excitability. Calretinin is expressed in the mesothelium, mast cells, some neural cells, hair follicles, and fat cells.
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