Anti-Mouse EGF

Product No.: E134

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Target
EGF
Product Type
Polyclonal Antibody
Alternate Names
Epidermal Growth Factor, Urogastrone, URG, C-erbB
Applications
IHC FFPE
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WB

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Antibody Details

Product Details

Reactive Species
Mouse
Host Species
Goat
Immunogen
Purified Recombinant Mouse EGF (>98%)
Endotoxin Level
<0.1 EU/µg as determined by the LAL method
Formulation
This antigen affinity purified polyclonal antibody has been 0.2 µm filtered and lyophilized from modified Dulbecco’s phosphate buffered saline (1X PBS) pH 7.2 – 7.3 containing 5.0% w/v trehalose with no calcium, magnesium, or preservatives present.
State of Matter
Lyophilized
Storage and Handling
The lyophilized antigen affinity purified polyclonal antibody can be stored desiccated at -20°C to -70°C for twelve months from date of receipt. The reconstituted antibody can be stored for at least four weeks at 2-8°C. For long-term storage of the reconstituted antibody, aseptically aliquot into working volumes and store at -20°C to -70°C in a manual defrost freezer. Avoid Repeated Freeze Thaw Cycles. No detectable loss of activity was observed after six months.
Country of Origin
USA
Shipping
Next Day Ambient
Applications and Recommended Usage?
Quality Tested by Leinco
Western Blotting: To detect Mouse EGF this polyclonal antibody can be used at a concentration of 0.1 - 0.2 µg/ml. This polyclonal antibody should be used in conjunction with compatible second-step reagents such as PN:G505 and a chromogenic substrate such as PN:T343. The detection limit for Mouse EGF is 5 ng/lane under either reducing or non-reducing conditions. The sensitivity of detection may increase up to 50 fold when a chemiluminescent substrate is used.
Additional Applications Reported In Literature ?
IHC (NBF/Par.): This antibody should give satisfactory staining results when used at a concentration of 15 µg/ml. The recommended secondary antibody for IHC is PN:G505. For chromogenic detection with high signal and low background use PN:D100 or PN:K107.
Neutralization: This antibody is useful for neutralization of Mouse EGF bioactivity. The antibody dose required to neutralize 50% (ND50) of the biological activity of Mouse EGF (at 0.3 ng/ml) is 0.02 - 0.06 µg/ml.
Each investigator should determine their own optimal working dilution for specific applications. See directions on lot specific datasheets, as information may periodically change.

Description

Specificity
Goat Anti-Mouse Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) recognizes Mouse EGF. This antigen affinity purified polyclonal antibody was purified using a proprietary chromatographic technique that includes covalently immobilizing the antigen proteins or peptides to agarose based beads. This purification method enhances specificity, reduces nonspecific binding of extraneous IgG and provides you with the most reliable reagent available for your early discovery research.
Background
Epidermal growth factor or EGF is a growth factor that plays an important role in the regulation of cell growth, proliferation, and differentiation by binding to its receptor EGFR.1 EGF acts by binding with high affinity to epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) on the cell surface and stimulating the intrinsic protein-tyrosine kinase activity of the receptor. This causes variety of biochemical changes within the cell - a rise in intracellular calcium levels, increased glycolysis and protein synthesis, and increases in the expression of certain genes including the gene for EGFR - that ultimately lead to DNA synthesis and cell proliferation.2 EGF has been shown to regulate tumor cell invasion through activation of matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) in various tumor cell types.3

Antigen Details

PubMed
NCBI Gene Bank ID

References & Citations

1. Cohen, S. et al. (1995) J. Biol. Chem 265: 7709
2. Seroogy, KB. et al. (1995) Science 224: 1107
3. Cosen-Binker, LI. et al. (2009) Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 379: 445
IHC FFPE
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General Western Blot Protocol

Certificate of Analysis

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