The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
Use at an assay dependent concentration.
Use at an assay dependent concentration. Preliminary experiments gave bands at approx 75kDa and 22kDa in Mouse Eye lysates after 0.05µg/ml antibody staining. Please note that currently we cannot find an explanation in the literature for the bands we observe. Both detected bands were successfully blocked by incubation with the immunizing peptide (and BLAST results with the immunizing peptide sequence did not identify any other proteins to explain the additional bands).
FunctionActs as an actin bundling protein. May play a pivotal role in photoreceptor cell-specific events, such as disk morphogenesis.
Tissue specificityLocalized specifically in the outer and inner segments of the photoreceptor cells in the retina.
Involvement in diseaseDefects in FSCN2 are the cause of retinitis pigmentosa type 30 (RP30) [MIM:607921]. RP leads to degeneration of retinal photoreceptor cells. Patients typically have night vision blindness and loss of midperipheral visual field. As their condition progresses, they lose their far peripheral visual field and eventually central vision as well. RP30 inheritance is autosomal dominant.
Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the fascin family.