|Tested species reactivity||Human|
|Host / Isotype||Rabbit / IgG|
|Immunogen||Synthetic peptide corresponding to internal region of human nephrin.|
|Purification||Antigen affinity chromatography|
|Storage buffer||PBS, pH 7.6, with 1% BSA|
|Contains||<0.1% sodium azide|
|Storage Conditions||4° C, do not freeze|
|Tested Applications||Dilution *|
|Immunohistochemistry (Paraffin) (IHC (P))||1:50|
* 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.
Heat-mediated antigen retrieval is recommended prior to staining, using a 10mM citrate buffer, pH 6.0, for 10-20 minutes followed by cooling at room temperature for 20 min. Following antigen retrieval, incubate samples with primary antibody for 10 min at room temperature. A suggested positive control is kidney tissue.
Primary steroid resistant nephrotic syndrome (SRNS) is characterized by childhood onset of proteinuria and progression to end stage renal disease. Kidney podocytes and their slit diaphragms form the final barrier to urinary protein loss. Congenital nephrotic syndrome (CNS) is caused by mutations in NPHS1 (nephrin) or NPHS2. Nephrin, a recently identified protein is a member of a group of podocyte proteins that constitute major component of the slit diaphragm especially in the foot process. Nephrin, a cell adhesion molecule, may play a crucial role in maintaining the glomerular filtration barrier. Recent studies have suggested that mutations in the gene for Nephrin reportedly lead to congenital nephrosis. Three novel podocyte proteins, Podocin, Nephrin and alpha Actinin 4 have been identified in congenital and experimental models of proteinuria. The role of Nephrin in anti apoptotic activity in podocyte slit diaphragm is believed to be associated with vascular endothelial derived growth factors VEGF signaling. Nephrin seems to play a role in the development or function of the kidney glomerular filtration barrier and it may anchor the podocyte slit diaphragm to the actin cytoskeleton.
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