The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
Use a concentration of 1 µg/ml. Predicted molecular weight: 24 kDa. Good results were obtained when blocked with 5% non-fat dry milk in 0.05% PBS-T.
FunctionSeems to mediate adhesion by cell surface integrin binding. May serve as a communication link between the dermal fibroblast cell surface and its extracellular matrix environment. Enhances TGFB1 activity. Inhibits cell proliferation. Accelerates collagen fibril formation, and stabilizes collagen fibrils against low-temperature dissociation.
Tissue specificityExpressed in fibroblasts, heart, skeletal muscle, brain and pancreas. Expressed at an intermediate level in lung and kidney, and at a low level in liver and placenta. Expressed at a lower level in fibroblasts from hypertrophic scar lesional skin and in fibroblasts from patients with systemic sclerosis than in normal skin fibroblasts.
Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the dermatopontin family.
Post-translational modificationsSulfated on tyrosine residue(s).
Cellular localizationSecreted > extracellular space > extracellular matrix.