Mouse monoclonal [16A1] to PDGF Receptor alpha (Biotin)
Specificityrecognizes CD140a / PDGF receptor alpha, the 170 kDa alpha chain of platelet derived growth factor receptor, which is widely expressed on a variety of mesenchymal derived cells and plays pro proliferative or anti proliferative roles in various tumours.
The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
Use at an assay dependent concentration.
Use a concentration of 3 µg/ml. ab18434-Mouse monoclonal IgG1, is suitable for use as an isotype control with this antibody.
FunctionReceptor that binds both PDGFA and PDGFB and has a tyrosine-protein kinase activity.
Tissue specificityExpressed in primary and metastatic colon tumors and in normal colon tissue. Tumors may express a different isoform to that found in normal tissue.
Involvement in diseaseNote=A chromosomal aberration involving PDGFRA is found in some cases of hypereosinophilic syndrome. Interstitial chromosomal deletion del(4)(q12q12) causes the fusion of FIP1L1 and PDGFRA (FIP1L1-PDGFRA).
Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the protein kinase superfamily. Tyr protein kinase family. CSF-1/PDGF receptor subfamily. Contains 5 Ig-like C2-type (immunoglobulin-like) domains. Contains 1 protein kinase domain.