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: 27 kDa.
Use a concentration of 1 - 2 µg/ml. Perform heat mediated antigen retrieval before commencing with IHC staining protocol.
FunctionStimulates growth of the cells in an autocrine manner. Mediates hormonal action on the growth of cancer cells.
Involvement in diseaseDefects in FGF8 are the cause of Kallmann syndrome type 6 (KAL6) [MIM:612702]. Kallmann syndrome is a disorder that associates hypogonadotropic hypogonadism and anosmia. Anosmia or hyposmia is related to the absence or hypoplasia of the olfactory bulbs and tracts. Hypogonadism is due to deficiency in gonadotropin-releasing hormone and probably results from a failure of embryonic migration of gonadotropin-releasing hormone-synthesizing neurons. In some patients other developmental anomalies can be present, which include renal agenesis, cleft lip and/or palate, selective tooth agenesis, and bimanual synkinesis. In some cases anosmia may be absent or inconspicuous. Defects in FGF8 are a cause of idiopathic hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (IHH) [MIM:146110]. IHH is defined as a deficiency of the pituitary secretion of follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone, which results in the impairment of pubertal maturation and of reproductive function.
Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the heparin-binding growth factors family.
Developmental stageIn adults expression is restricted to the gonads.
ab81384 staining FGF8 in Human Ovarian cancer tissue sections by Immunohistochemistry (IHC-P - paraformaldehyde-fixed, paraffin-embedded sections). Tissue was fixed with paraformaldehyde and blocked with 5% BSA for 30 minutes at 37°C; antigen retrieval was by microwave heat mediation in a citrate buffer. Samples were incubated with primary antibody (2 μg/mL) for 2 hours at 37°C. A Biotin-conjugated secondary antibody was used.
ab81384 at 1µg/ml staining FGF8 in Rat ovary tissue sections by Immunohistochemistry(Formalin/ PFA-fixed paraffin-embedded sections). The tissue underwent heat mediated antigen retrieval. A Biotin-conjugated Goat anti-rabbit IgG was used as secondary at 1/200 dilution.
Western blot - Anti-FGF8 antibody (ab81384)
All lanes : Anti-FGF8 antibody (ab81384)
Lane 1 : Rat Ovary Tissue Lysate Lane 2 : Rat Ovary Tissue Lysate
Predicted band size : 27 kDa
References for Anti-FGF8 antibody (ab81384)
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Hetzl AC et al. Fibroblast growth factor, estrogen, and prolactin receptor features in different grades of prostatic adenocarcinoma in elderly men. Microsc Res Tech76:321-30 (2013).
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