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Immunogen was a synthetic peptide, which represented a portion of human Lectin, Galactoside-binding 7 encoded within exon 4 (LocusLink ID 3963).
The galectins are a family of beta-galactoside-binding proteins implicated in modulating cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions. Differential and in situ hybridizations indicate that this lectin is specifically expressed in keratinocytes. It is expressed at all stages of epidermal differentiation (i.e., in basal and suprabasal layers). The protein was found mainly in stratified squamous epithelium. It is moderately repressed by retinoic acid. The antigen localized to basal keratinocytes, although it was also found at lower levels in the suprabasal layers, where it concentrated to areas of cell-to-cell contact. The cellular localization and its striking down-regulation in cultured keratinocytes imply a role in cell-cell and/or cell-matrix interactions necessary for normal growth control.
Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab10482 in the following tested applications.
|WB||1/10000 - 1/40000. Detects a band of approximately 14 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 16 kDa).|
|IP||Use at 10-20 µg/mg of lysate.|
|IHC-P||Use a concentration of 5 µg/ml. Perform heat mediated antigen retrieval with citrate buffer pH 6 before commencing with IHC staining protocol.|