Mixed neuron/glia cultures from newborn rat brain stained with MA1-16756 antibody to peripherin (green) and rabbit polyclonal antibody to NF-L, PA3-16719 (red channel). A class of large neurons, like the one in the middle of this image, contain peripherin, while the majority of neurons and their processes contain NF-L and not peripherin. Interestingly, the periperin positive cells often contain a cytoplasmic inclusion next to the nucleus which stains for both peripherin and NF-L, and so appears golden in this kind of image. The blue channel reveals the localization of DNA
|Tested species reactivity||Avian, Mammal|
|Host / Isotype||Rabbit / IgG|
|Immunogen||Native NF-L purified from pig spinal cord.|
|Storage buffer||whole serum|
|Storage Conditions||Store at 4°C short term. For long term storage, store at -20°C, avoiding freeze/thaw cycles.|
|Tested Applications||Dilution *|
|Immunohistochemistry (Paraffin) (IHC (P))||1:5000|
|Western Blot (WB)||1:20,000|
* 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.
Suggested positive control: antigen standard for NEFL (transient overexpression lysate), rat cerebellum.
Like most other intermediate filament proteins (IFPs), the expression of the different neuronal IFPs is both tissue-specific and developmentally regulated. The neurofilament (NF) triplet proteins (~70, 160, and 200 kDa) occur in both the central and peripheral nervous system and are normally restricted to neurons. The 70 kDa NF-protein can self-assemble into a filamentous structure, whereas the 160 kDa and 200 kDa NF-proteins require the presence of the 70 kDa NF-protein to co-assemble.
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