The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
ab18450 - Rat monoclonal IgG2a, is suitable for use as an isotype control with this antibody.
Use at an assay dependent concentration. PubMed: 23316765
Cellular uptake of iron occurs via receptor-mediated endocytosis of ligand-occupied transferrin receptor into specialized endosomes. Endosomal acidification leads to iron release. The apotransferrin-receptor complex is then recycled to the cell surface with a return to neutral pH and the concomitant loss of affinity of apotransferrin for its receptor. Transferrin receptor is necessary for development of erythrocytes and the nervous system (By similarity). A second ligand, the heditary hemochromatosis protein HFE, competes for binding with transferrin for an overlapping C-terminal binding site. Positively regulates T and B cell proliferation through iron uptake (PubMed:26642240). (Microbial infection) Acts as a receptor for new-world arenaviruses: Guanarito, Junin and Machupo virus.
Involvement in disease
Belongs to the peptidase M28 family. M28B subfamily. Contains 1 PA (protease associated) domain.
N- and O-glycosylated, phosphorylated and palmitoylated. The serum form is only glycosylated. Proteolytically cleaved on Arg-100 to produce the soluble serum form (sTfR). Palmitoylated on both Cys-62 and Cys-67. Cys-62 seems to be the major site of palmitoylation.
Secreted and Cell membrane. Melanosome. Identified by mass spectrometry in melanosome fractions from stage I to stage IV.
Eimer WA & Vassar R Neuron loss in the 5XFAD mouse model of Alzheimer's disease correlates with intraneuronal Aß42 accumulation and Caspase-3 activation. Mol Neurodegener8:2 (2013).
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Kandalepas PC et al. The Alzheimer's ß-secretase BACE1 localizes to normal presynaptic terminals and to dystrophic presynaptic terminals surrounding amyloid plaques. Acta Neuropathol126:329-52 (2013).
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