• Product name
  • Description
    Rabbit polyclonal to Frizzled 4
  • Host species
  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: WB, IHC-Pmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Human
    Predicted to work with: Mouse, Rat, Rabbit, Horse, Cow, Pig, Chimpanzee, Macaque monkey, Gorilla, Chinese hamster
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide corresponding to Human Frizzled 4 aa 500 to the C-terminus (C terminal) conjugated to Keyhole Limpet Haemocyanin (KLH).
    Database link: Q9ULV1

  • Positive control
    • This antibody gave a positive signal in the following Human tissue lysates: Ovary; Pancreas; Kidney IHC-P: Human pancreas FFPE tissue sections



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The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.

Application Abreviews Notes
WB Use a concentration of 1 µg/ml. Detects a band of approximately 70 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 60 kDa).
IHC-P Use a concentration of 1 µg/ml. Perform heat mediated antigen retrieval with citrate buffer pH 6 before commencing with IHC staining protocol.


  • Function
    Receptor for Wnt proteins. Most of frizzled receptors are coupled to the beta-catenin (CTNNB1) canonical signaling pathway, which leads to the activation of disheveled proteins, inhibition of GSK-3 kinase, nuclear accumulation of beta-catenin (CTNNB1) and activation of Wnt target genes. Plays a critical role in retinal vascularization by acting as a receptor for Wnt proteins and norrin (NDP). In retina, it can be both activated by Wnt protein-binding, but also by a Wnt-independent signaling via binding of norrin (NDP), promoting in both cases beta-catenin (CTNNB1) accumulation and stimulation of LEF/TCF-mediated transcriptional programs. A second signaling pathway involving PKC and calcium fluxes has been seen for some family members, but it is not yet clear if it represents a distinct pathway or if it can be integrated in the canonical pathway, as PKC seems to be required for Wnt-mediated inactivation of GSK-3 kinase. Both pathways seem to involve interactions with G-proteins. May be involved in transduction and intercellular transmission of polarity information during tissue morphogenesis and/or in differentiated tissues.
  • Tissue specificity
    Almost ubiquitous. Largely expressed in adult heart, skeletal muscle, ovary, and fetal kidney. Moderate amounts in adult liver, kidney, pancreas, spleen, and fetal lung, and small amounts in placenta, adult lung, prostate, testis, colon, fetal brain and liver.
  • Involvement in disease
    Defects in FZD4 are the cause of vitreoretinopathy exudative type 1 (EVR1) [MIM:133780]; also known as autosomal dominant familial exudative vitreoretinopathy (FEVR) or Criswick-Schepens syndrome. EVR1 is a disorder of the retinal vasculature characterized by an abrupt cessation of growth of peripheral capillaries, leading to an avascular peripheral retina. This may lead to compensatory retinal neovascularization, which is thought to be induced by hypoxia from the initial avascular insult. New vessels are prone to leakage and rupture causing exudates and bleeding, followed by scarring, retinal detachment and blindness. Clinical features can be highly variable, even within the same family. Patients with mild forms of the disease are asymptomatic, and their only disease-related abnormality is an arc of avascular retina in the extreme temporal periphery.
  • Sequence similarities
    Belongs to the G-protein coupled receptor Fz/Smo family.
    Contains 1 FZ (frizzled) domain.
  • Domain
    Lys-Thr-X-X-X-Trp motif interacts with the PDZ doman of Dvl (Disheveled) family members and is involved in the activation of the Wnt/beta-catenin signaling pathway.
    The FZ domain is involved in binding with Wnt ligands.
  • Cellular localization
    Membrane. Cell membrane.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • CD 344 antibody
    • CD 344 antigen antibody
    • CD344 antibody
    • CD344 antigen antibody
    • EVR1 antibody
    • FEVR antibody
    • Frizzled (Drosophila) homolog 4 antibody
    • Frizzled 4 antibody
    • Frizzled family receptor 4 antibody
    • Frizzled homolog 4 (Drosophila) antibody
    • Frizzled-4 antibody
    • Fz 4 antibody
    • Fz-4 antibody
    • Fz4 antibody
    • FZD4 antibody
    • FZD4_HUMAN antibody
    • FZD4S antibody
    • FzE4 antibody
    • GPCR antibody
    • hFz4 antibody
    • MGC34390 antibody
    • WNT receptor frizzled 4 antibody
    see all


  • IHC image of Frizzled 4 staining in human pancreas formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue section, performed on a Leica Bond system using the standard protocol F. The section was pre-treated using heat mediated antigen retrieval with sodium citrate buffer (pH6, epitope retrieval solution 1) for 20 mins. The section was then incubated with ab172765, 1µg/ml, for 15 mins at room temperature and detected using an HRP conjugated compact polymer system. DAB was used as the chromogen. The section was then counterstained with haematoxylin and mounted with DPX.

    For other IHC staining systems (automated and non-automated) customers should optimize variable parameters such as antigen retrieval conditions, primary antibody concentration and antibody incubation times.

  • All lanes : Anti-Frizzled 4 antibody (ab172765) at 1 µg/ml (Milk blocking - 3%)

    Lane 1 : Ovary (Human) Tissue Lysate - adult normal tissue
    Lane 2 : Kidney (Human) Tissue Lysate - adult normal tissue
    Lane 3 : Pancreas (Human) Tissue Lysate - adult normal tissue

    Lysates/proteins at 25 µg per lane.

    All lanes : Goat Anti-Rabbit IgG H&L (HRP) (ab97051) at 1/10000 dilution

    Developed using the ECL technique.

    Performed under reducing conditions.

    Predicted band size: 60 kDa
    Observed band size: 70 kDa (why is the actual band size different from the predicted?)
    Additional bands at: 55 kDa (possible mature (processed) protein)

    Exposure time: 20 minutes

    Frizzled 4 contains a number of potential glycosylation sites (SwissProt) which may explain its migration at a higher molecular weight than predicted.

    This blot was produced using a 10% Bis-tris gel under the MOPS buffer system. The gel was run at 200V for 50 minutes before being transferred onto a Nitrocellulose membrane at 30V for 70 minutes. The membrane was then blocked for an hour using 3% Milk before being incubated with ab172765 overnight at 4°C. Antibody binding was detected using an anti-rabbit antibody conjugated to HRP, and visualised using ECL development solution.


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