Mouse Anti-Human BMP-4

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Cat-Nr.101-M166
Size500 µg
Price250 €
CategoryMonoclonal Antibody
IsotypeIgG2
Species ReactivityHuman
Formulationlyophilized from PBS
BufferPBS
ReconstitutionCentrifuge vial prior to opening. Reconstitute in 10 mM Citric Acid to a concentration of 0.1-1.0 mg/ml. Do not vortex. This solution can be stored at 2-8°C for up to 1 week. For extended storage, it is recommended to further dilute in a buffer containing a carrier protein (example 0.1% BSA) and store in working aliquots at -20°C to -80°C.
Stability and StorageThe lyophilized antibody is stable for at least 2 years from date of receipt at -20°C. The reconstituted antibody is stable for at least two weeks at 2-8°C. Frozen aliquots are stable for at least 6 months when stored at -20°C.
PreparationProduced in mice using highly pure (>98%) recombinant human BMP-4 as the immunizing antigen. This IgG2bK antibody was purified from cell culture by Protein G affinity chromatography.
AntigenHeLa cells derived Recombinant Human BMP-4
ApplicationELISA, WB, N, IHC
SynonymsBMP4; ZYME; BMP2B; OFC11; BMP2B1; MCOPS6
DescriptionBMP-4 is a TGFβ superfamily ligand that is widely expressed from early embryogenesis through adulthood. It plays an important role in mesenchyme formation, epidermal determination, suppression of neural induction, the development of multiple organs, and tissue repair. The human BMP-4 precursor contains a 273 amino acid (aa) propeptide and a 116 aa mature protein. Processing of the propeptide by furin or proprotein convertase 6 enables the formation of the mature disulfide-linked homodimeric BMP-4 and facilitates its secretion. Similar intracellular processes may lead to the formation and recreation of BMP-4/BMP-7 disulfide-linked heterodimer. Mature human and mouse BMP-4 share 98% aa sequence identity. Human BMP-4 shares 85% aa sequence identity with human BMP-2 and less than 50% with other human BMPs. Compared to BMP-4 homodimers, BMP-4/ BMP-7 heterodimers exhibit a greater potency in inducing osteogenic differentiation. In Xenopus, the heterodimers can also induce the formation of mesoderm, whereas BMP-4 homodimers only provide ventralizing signals for existing mesoderm. BMP-4 signals through tetrameric complexes composed of type I (primarily Activin RIA or BMPRIA) and type II (primarily Activin RIIA or BMPRII) receptors. The bioavailability of BMP-4 is regulated by its interaction with multiple proteins and glycosaminoglycans.
Uniprot IDP12644
Protein RefSeqNP_001193
mRNA RefSeqNM_001202

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