This antibody gave a positive result in IF in the following Formaldehyde fixed cell line: HeLa.
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Constituents: 0.5xPBS, pH 7.4
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Immunogen affinity purified
The antibody was purified by affinity chromatography employing immobilized hFollistatin matrix.
ICC/IF image of ab47941 stained HeLa cells. The cells were 4% formaldehyde fixed (10 min) and then incubated in 1%BSA / 10% normal goat serum / 0.3M glycine in 0.1% PBS-Tween for 1h to permeabilise the cells and block non-specific protein-protein interactions. The cells were then incubated with the antibody ab47941 at 5µg/ml overnight at +4°C. The secondary antibody (green) was DyLight® 488 goat anti- rabbit (ab96899) IgG (H+L) used at a 1/1000 dilution for 1h. Alexa Fluor® 594 WGA was used to label plasma membranes (red) at a 1/200 dilution for 1h. DAPI was used to stain the cell nuclei (blue) at a concentration of 1.43µM.
References for Anti-Follistatin antibody (ab47941)
This product has been referenced in:
Arai KY et al. IL-1beta stimulates activin betaA mRNA expression in human skin fibroblasts through the MAPK pathways, the nuclear factor-kappaB pathway, and prostaglandin E2. Endocrinology152:3779-90 (2011).
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