Immunofluorescent analysis of beta Dystroglycan showing staining in the cytoskeleton of HeLa cells. HeLa cells were fixed in 4% paraformaldehyde at RT for 15 min and stained using a beta Dystroglycan polyclonal antibody (Product # PA5-34908) diluted at 1:500. Blue: Hoechst 33342 staining.
|Tested species reactivity||Human, Mouse|
|Host / Isotype||Rabbit / IgG|
|Immunogen||Recombinant protein fragment contains a sequence corresponding to a region within amino acids 604 and 805 of beta dystroglycan|
|Purification||Antigen affinity chromatography|
|Storage buffer||PBS, pH 7, with 20% glycerol|
|Storage Conditions||-20° C, Avoid Freeze/Thaw Cycles|
|Tested Applications||Dilution *|
|Immunohistochemistry (Paraffin) (IHC (P))||1:100-1:1000|
|Western Blot (WB)||1:500-1:3000|
* 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.
PA5-34908 targets beta Dystroglycan in WB applications and shows reactivity with Human samples.
The PA5-34908 immunogen is recombinant protein fragment contains a sequence corresponding to a region within amino acids 604 and 805 of beta dystroglycan.
Dystroglycan is a laminin binding component of the dystrophin-glycoprotein complex which provides a linkage between the subsarcolemmal cytoskeleton and the extracellular matrix. Dystroglycan 1 is a candidate gene for the site of the mutation in autosomal recessive muscular dystrophies. The dramatic reduction of dystroglycan 1 in Duchenne muscular dystrophy leads to a loss of linkage between the sarcolemma and extracellular matrix, rendering muscle fibers more susceptible to necrosis. Dystroglycan also functions as dual receptor for agrin and laminin-2 in the Schwann cell membrane. The muscle and nonmuscle isoforms of dystroglycan differ by carbohydrate moieties but not protein sequence. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants all encoding the same protein.
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