Overview

  • Product name
    Anti-Laminin 2 alpha antibody [4H8-2]
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  • Description
    Rat monoclonal [4H8-2] to Laminin 2 alpha
  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: IHC-Fr, ICC/IF, WB, ELISA, ICC, IPmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Human
  • Immunogen

    Heart Laminin 2 (Mouse).

  • Epitope
    The epitope recognized by the antibody resides in the N-terminal portion of the alpha 2 chain of laminin.
  • Positive control
    • Human tongue.
  • General notes
    Storage in frost-free freezers is not recommended. If slight turbidity occurs upon prolonged storage, clarify the solution by centrifugation before use. Working dilution samples should be discarded if not used within 12 hours.

Properties

Applications

Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab11576 in the following tested applications.

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

Application Abreviews Notes
IHC-Fr Use a concentration of 4 - 8 µg/ml.

This concentration was determined for acetone-fixed frozen sections of human tongue.

ICC/IF Use at an assay dependent concentration.
WB Use at an assay dependent concentration. Detects a band of approximately 400 kDa.
ELISA Use at an assay dependent concentration.
ICC Use at an assay dependent concentration.
IP Use at an assay dependent concentration.

Target

  • Function
    Binding to cells via a high affinity receptor, laminin is thought to mediate the attachment, migration and organization of cells into tissues during embryonic development by interacting with other extracellular matrix components.
  • Tissue specificity
    Placenta, striated muscle, peripheral nerve, cardiac muscle, pancreas, lung, spleen, kidney, adrenal gland, skin, testis, meninges, choroid plexus, and some other regions of the brain; not in liver, thymus and bone.
  • Involvement in disease
    Defects in LAMA2 are the cause of merosin-deficient congenital muscular dystrophy type 1A (MDC1A) [MIM:607855]. MDC1A is characterized by difficulty walking, hypotonia, proximal weakness, hyporeflexia, and white matter hypodensity on MRI.
  • Sequence similarities
    Contains 17 laminin EGF-like domains.
    Contains 5 laminin G-like domains.
    Contains 2 laminin IV type A domains.
    Contains 1 laminin N-terminal domain.
  • Domain
    The alpha-helical domains I and II are thought to interact with other laminin chains to form a coiled coil structure.
    Domains VI, IV and G are globular.
  • Cellular localization
    Secreted > extracellular space > extracellular matrix > basement membrane. Major component.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • LAMA 2 antibody
    • LAMA2 antibody
    • LAMA2_HUMAN antibody
    • Laminin alpha 2 (merosin congenital muscular dystrophy) antibody
    • Laminin alpha 2 antibody
    • Laminin alpha 2 chain antibody
    • Laminin alpha 2 subunit antibody
    • Laminin M antibody
    • Laminin M chain antibody
    • Laminin subunit alpha-2 antibody
    • Laminin-12 subunit alpha antibody
    • Laminin-2 subunit alpha antibody
    • Laminin-4 subunit alpha antibody
    • LAMM antibody
    • Merosin heavy chain antibody
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Images

  • ab11576 staining C57B6 mouse skeletal muscle cryostate tissue sections by IHC-Fr.  The section was acetone fixed and blocked with 5% BSA for 30 mintes at RT, prior to incubation with the primary antibody (diluted 1/200 in blocking buffer) for 2 hours.  A rhodamine-conjugated goat anti-rat antibody was used as the secondary.

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References

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Customer reviews and Q&As

Application
Immunohistochemistry (Frozen sections)
Sample
Guinea pig Tissue sections (Skeletal muscle)
Permeabilization
No
Specification
Skeletal muscle
Blocking step
BSA as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 10% · Temperature: 23°C
Fixative
Acetone
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Application
Immunohistochemistry (Formalin/PFA-fixed paraffin-embedded sections)
Sample
Mouse Tissue sections (Kidney)
Antigen retrieval step
Heat mediated - Buffer/Enzyme Used: Citrate Buffer
Permeabilization
Yes - pH 9.0 Citrate Buffer Antigen Retrieval
Specification
Kidney
Blocking step
BSA as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: 25°C
Fixative
Formaldehyde
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Submitted Feb 07 2017

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Application
Immunohistochemistry (Frozen sections)
Sample
Human Tissue sections (muscle)
Permeabilization
Yes - PBS triton0.5%
Specification
muscle
Blocking step
Serum as blocking agent for 30 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: 20°C
Fixative
Formaldehyde
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Submitted Mar 14 2016

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Application
Immunohistochemistry (Frozen sections)
Sample
Mouse Tissue sections (C57B6 mouse skeletal muscle cryostate sections)
Specification
C57B6 mouse skeletal muscle cryostate sections
Fixative
Acetone
Permeabilization
No
Blocking step
BSA as blocking agent for 30 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: RT°C
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Submitted Feb 13 2008

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