• Product nameAnti-SPARC antibody
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  • Description
    Rabbit polyclonal to SPARC
  • SpecificityThere were no cross reactivities obtained with human Osteopontin, and human Bone Sialoprotein.
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: ELISA, IHC-P, IHC-Frmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Human
  • Immunogen

    Recombinant full length protein (Human).



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

Application Abreviews Notes
ELISA 1/5000.
IHC-P 1/1000. Perform heat mediated antigen retrieval before commencing with IHC staining protocol.
IHC-Fr Use at an assay dependent concentration.


  • FunctionAppears to regulate cell growth through interactions with the extracellular matrix and cytokines. Binds calcium and copper, several types of collagen, albumin, thrombospondin, PDGF and cell membranes. There are two calcium binding sites; an acidic domain that binds 5 to 8 Ca(2+) with a low affinity and an EF-hand loop that binds a Ca(2+) ion with a high affinity.
  • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the SPARC family.
    Contains 1 EF-hand domain.
    Contains 1 follistatin-like domain.
    Contains 1 Kazal-like domain.
  • Developmental stageExpressed at high levels in tissues undergoing morphogenesis, remodeling and wound repair.
  • Cellular localizationSecreted > extracellular space > extracellular matrix > basement membrane. In or around the basement membrane.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • AA517111 antibody
    • Basement membrane protein 40 antibody
    • Basement-membrane protein 40 antibody
    • BM 40 antibody
    • BM-40 antibody
    • BM40 antibody
    • Cysteine rich protein antibody
    • hm:zeh0062 antibody
    • MGC128090 antibody
    • OI17 antibody
    • ON antibody
    • Osteonectin antibody
    • Secreted acidic cystein rich glycoprotein antibody
    • Secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine antibody
    • Secreted protein acidic cysteine rich (osteonectin) antibody
    • Secreted protein acidic cysteine rich antibody
    • SPARC antibody
    • SPRC antibody
    • SPRC_HUMAN antibody
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Anti-SPARC antibody images

  • ab14174 at a 1/100 dilution staining SPARC in mouse endochondral bone by Immunohistochemistry (frozen sections) incubated for 16 hours at 4°C. PFA fixed. Permeabilized with 0.1% Triton. Blocked using 20% serum for 50 minutes at 19°C. Secondary used at 1/200 polyclonal Donkey anti-rabbit conjugated to Alexa Fluor 555 (red). Counterstain (blue) DAPI.

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  • ab14174 (1/1000) staining SPARC in human substanta nigra using an automated system (DAKO Autostainer Plus). Using this protocol there is strong staining of the cytoplasm and extracellular matrix.
    Sections were rehydrated and antigen retrieved with the Dako 3 in 1 AR buffer citrate pH 6.0 in a DAKO PT link. Slides were peroxidase blocked in 3% H2O2 in methanol for 10 mins. They were then blocked with Dako Protein block for 10 minutes (containing casein 0.25% in PBS) then incubated with primary antibody for 20 min and detected with Dako Envision Flex amplification kit for 30 minutes. Colorimetric detection was completed with Diaminobenzidine for 5 minutes. Slides were counterstained with Haematoxylin and coverslipped under DePeX. Please note that, for manual staining, optimization of primary antibody concentration and incubation time is recommended. Signal amplification may be required.
  • Immunohistochemical analysis of E14 and E16 mouse choroid plexus tissue, staining SPARC with ab14174. Sections were blocked with blocking agents and incubated with primary antibody (1/10000) overnight at 4°C. Staining was detected using DAB.

References for Anti-SPARC antibody (ab14174)

This product has been referenced in:
  • Waisberg J  et al. Overexpression of the ITGAV gene is associated with progression and spread of colorectal cancer. Anticancer Res 34:5599-607 (2014). Human . Read more (PubMed: 25275062) »
  • Cheng P  et al. Fibronectin mediates mesendodermal cell fate decisions. Development 140:2587-96 (2013). IHC-Fr . Read more (PubMed: 23715551) »

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Application Immunohistochemistry (Frozen sections)
Blocking step BSA as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: 23°C
Sample Zebrafish Tissue sections (Skeleton)
Specification Skeleton
Permeabilization No
Fixative Paraformaldehyde

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Application Immunohistochemistry (Frozen sections)
Sample Mouse Tissue sections (Endochondral bone)
Specification Endochondral bone
Fixative Paraformaldehyde
Permeabilization Yes - 0.1% Triton
Blocking step Serum as blocking agent for 50 minute(s) · Concentration: 20% · Temperature: 19°C

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Submitted Feb 17 2010

Thank you for your enquiry. The immunogen for this antibody is recombinant full length Human protein. I hope this information helps, please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any more advice or information.

Thank you for your enquiry. Ab19528 has been removed from our catalog. Ab14174 is a polyclonal antibody that was raised to the full length SPARC protein. Therefore, the antibody should recognize epitopes along the entire protein. I hope this ...

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