MA1-2002 detects N-Cadherin from human neuronal samples, including SHSY5Y cells. MA1-2002 also detects N-Cadherin in rabbit and hamster brain lysates. MA1-2002 does not detect N-Cadherin in lysates from mouse, rat, pig and cow brain. This antibody is not suitable for mouse C2C12 cell lysates in Western blot analysis.
MA1-2002 has been successfully used in Western blot, Immunoprecipitation, IHC (P) and Immunofluorescence applications. By Western blot, this antibody detects N-Cadherin at 130 kDa. This antibody is not suitable for frozen tissues in immunohistochemistry applications.
The MA1-2002 immunogen is a bacterial fusion protein to the extracellular domain of N-cadherin (a domain between EC3 and EC4, amino acid residues 92-593 from human N-cadherin).
N-cadherin is a 140 kDa protein belonging to a family of transmembrane molecules that mediate calcium-dependent intercellular adhesion. Cadherins are involved in controlling morphogenetic movements during development and regulate cell surface adhesion through homotypic adhesion with the same cadherin species. N-cadherin's function is dependent on its association with the actin-cytoskeleton and is mediated through interactions between the C-terminal region of N-cadherin and the cytoplasmic catenin proteins. The stability of this association is regulated by phosphorylation and dephosphorylation of beta-catenin. Further, N-cadherin is a calcium dependent cell-cell adhesion glycoprotein comprised of five extracellular cadherin repeats, a transmembrane region and a highly conserved cytoplasmic tail. The protein functions during gastrulation and is required for establishment of left-right asymmetry.
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Protein Aliases: cadherin 2, type 1; cadherin 2, type 1, N-cadherin (neuronal); Cadherin-2; calcium-dependent adhesion protein, neuronal; CD325; CDHN; CDw325; CDw325 antigen; N-cadherin; N-cadherin 1; NCAD; Neural cadherin
Gene Aliases: CD325; CDH2; CDHN; CDw325; I79_014914; N-cadherin; NCAD
Molecular Function: cadherin