A7L6 recognizes domain IV of the core protein of the large heparan sulphate proteoglycan or perlecan. The reactivity is independent of the galactosaminoglycan moieties. Therefore, the epitope is not sensitive to heparitinase treatment.
The antibody may be stored at 4°C. For prolonged storage prepare appropriate aliquots and store at or below -20°C. Prior to use, an aliquot is thawed slowly in the dark at ambient temperature, spun down again and used to prepare working dilutions by adding sterile phosphate buffered saline (PBS, pH 7.2). Repeated thawing and freezing should be avoided. Working dilutions should be stored at 4°C, not refrozen, and preferably used the same day. If a slight precipitation occurs upon storage, this should be removed by centrifugation. It will not affect the performance or the concentration of the product.
Perlecan is a major heparan-sulfate proteoglycan (HSPG) found within all basement membranes and cell surfaces. Because of its strategic location and ability to store and protect growth factors, perlecan has been strongly implicated in the control of tumor cell growth and metastatic behavior. Perlecan possesses angiogenic and growth-promoting attributes primarily by acting as a coreceptor for basic fibroblast growth factor (FGF-2). Suppression of perlecan causes substantial inhibition of neoplastic growth and neovascularization. Thus, perlecan is a potent inducer of neoplasm growth and angiogenesis in vivo and therapeutic interventions targeting this key modulator of tumor progression may improve neoplastic treatment.
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Protein Aliases: Basement membrane-specific heparan sulfate proteoglycan core protein; Endorepellin; endorepellin (domain V region); HSPG; LG3 peptide; Perlecan; perlecan proteoglycan; PLC; RP11-132G19.2
Gene Aliases: AI852380; HSPG; HSPG2; Pcn; per; PLC; PRCAN; SJA; SJS; SJS1