Rabbit Anti-Human PDGF-AA

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Cat-Nr.102-P77
Size100 µg
Price235 €
CategoryPolyclonal Antibody
Clone Nr.Rabbit IgG
Species ReactivityHuman
Formulationlyophilized from PBS
BufferPBS
ReconstitutionReconstitute in sterile water to a concentration of 0.1-1.0mg/mL.
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 from sera of rabbits pre-immunized with highly pure (>98%) recombinant human PDGF AA. Anti-human PDGF AA specific antibody was purified by affinity chromatography employing immobilized human PDGF AA matrix.
AntigenRecombinant Human PDGF-AA
ApplicationELISA, WB, N
SynonymsPDGF-AA
DescriptionPlatelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) was discovered as a major mitogenic factor present in serum but absent from plasma. It was found to be secreted from the α-granules of platelets activated during the coagulation of blood to form serum. Subsequent studies have demonstrated that PDGF is not one molecule but three, each a dimeric combination of two distinct but structurally related peptide chains designated A and B. The dimeric isoforms PDGFAA, AB and BB are differentially expressed in various cell types and their effects are mediated through two distinct receptors, termed α and β. Differences exist in isoform binding to each receptor. In general, PDGF isoforms are potent mitogens for connective tissue cells, including dermal fibroblasts, glial cells, arterial smooth muscle cells and some epithelial and endothelial cells. In addition to its activity as a mitogen, PDGF is chemotactic for fibroblasts, smooth muscle cells, neutrophils and mononuclear cells. Other reported activities for PDGF include stimulation of granule release by neutrophils and monocytes, facilitation of steroid synthesis by Leydig cells, stimulation of neutrophil phagocytosis, inhibition of natural killer (NK) cell activity, stimulation of collagen synthesis, modulation of thrombospondin expression and secretion, stimulation of collagenase activity and secretion, induction of contraction of rat aorta strips in vitro, and transient induction of T cell IL2 secretion accompanied by a downregulation of IL4 and IFNγ production, temporary effects that may allow clonal expansion of antigen-activated B and T helper lymphocytes prior to differentiation. PDGF also appears to be ubiquitous in neurons throughout the CNS, where it is suggested to play an important role in neuron survival and regeneration, and in mediation of glial cell proliferation and differentiation.
Uniprot IDP04085
Protein RefSeqNP_002598.5
mRNA RefSeqNM_002607.5

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